On October 1, 2012, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food approved its Decree No. 590 “On Approval of the Requirements for Designing, Implementation and Application of Permanent Procedures Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles (HACCP)” in order to conform the Ukrainian legislation with the European Union legislation. This Decree specifies the need to implement HACCP.
Then, on September 20, 2016, Section VII of the Law “On Basic Principles and Requirements for Safety and Quality of Food Products” came into force, which specifies that all food market operators must have, at least, prerequisite programs for implementing the HACCP system. The statutorily prescribed period is 3 years, but the implementation is planned in the following stages:
- since September 20, 2017, HACCP has become mandatory for enterprises (except small ones) that work with unprocessed foods;
- all other food market operators, except small ones, must implement HACCP before September 20, 2018;
- HACCP must be implemented even by small business representatives involved in the production, transportation, storage or distribution of foods, before September 20, 2019.
Small enterprises are those that supply food to the end consumer, have no more than 10 employees and are located on an area of no more than 400 square meters; as well as those that do not supply food to the end consumer, and have no more than five employees.
Who needs HACCP?
The following food market operators should introduce the concept of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) in stages:
- manufacturers of ingredients;
- manufacturers and suppliers of food (including dietary supplements, food for special medical purposes, food for weight control);
- wholesale and retail enterprises;
- public catering facilities;
- organizations that provide transportation, storage and distribution of food products;
- organizations that provide washing and disinfecting for food production enterprises;
- manufacturers and suppliers of food industry equipment;
- manufacturers and suppliers of detergents and disinfectants;
- manufacturers and suppliers of packaging and other materials in contact with food.
Cratia offers development and implementation of HACCP for food market operators in Ukraine and CIS countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
If you cannot determine whether the HACCP principles are applicable to your type of activity, please contact us.