Since the beginning of time, humans had to get creative when it came to survival. Ancient cultures around the world had to harness nature for local food sources while acclimating to the climate. Whether hunting or harvesting, food preservation allowed man to plan ahead and form a food supply. This was not only crucial for survival, but also for putting down roots and establishing communities.
Food safety is incredibly important for food processors, one wrong move or lapse in protocol could lead to hundreds of people getting sick. A foodborne illness outbreak could result in financial and legal ruin for a business. That’s why since the 1960s, food processors have relied on the seven principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, or HACCP for short, to develop their safety plans and keep consumers healthy.