HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. It’s a European food safety regulation that also applies to most food services business in the UK.
A hazard is classified as anything that is dangerous, and a food hazard is something that could make food unsafe or unfit to eat. Whilst a fully-fledged HACCP system is not mandatory, you must have solid food safety management SOPs in place and they should be based on HACCP principles.
These principles state that you must identify potential risks in your business and make sure they are reduced or removed. You also need to make sure that your system is being followed and offer a plan of action in case things go wrong.