CHECKLIST FOR FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM (FSP) APPROVAL (JULY 1997)
 
FSP name:
Prepared by:
Checklist completed by:
Date of completion:
FSP approved/rejected:
Applicant advised Yes / No:
Date details entered onto FoodNet:

RAW MATERIALS
  1. Does the FSP control the introduction of hazards during the production, handling, and supply of all raw materials?
  2. Does the FSP require suppliers to have a food safety program?
  3. Does the FSP set specifications for all material supplied?
  4. Does the FSP consider characteristics of raw materials and products?
  5. Does the FSP cover hygienic production of raw materials?
  6. Does the FSP cover processing, handling, storage, and transport?
  7. Does the FSP cover cleanliness of the surroundings, equipment, and staff?
  8. Does the FSP cover receipt of raw materials?

THE BUILDINGS
  9. Does the FSP consider the location of premises?
10. Does the FSP consider external factors including yards, drains, and potential hazards from outside?
11. Does the FSP consider entry points for people and goods?
12. Does the FSP consider preventing entry and infestation by pests?
13. Does the FSP consider the design, layout, and maintenance of premises, rooms, and equipment?
14. Does the FSP consider the flow of production?
15. Does the FSP consider air quality and ventilation?
16. Does the FSP consider drainage and waste disposal?
17. Does the FSP consider lighting and temperature control?
18. Does the FSP consider personal hygiene facilities and toilets?
19. Does the FSP consider storage areas?
20. Does the FSP consider internal structures and fitting--walls and floors, ceilings, overhead fixtures, windows, doors, and working surfaces?
21. Does the FSP consider food control and monitoring equipment, such as temperature probes?
22. Does the FSP consider equipment cleaning and sanitation?
23. Does the FSP consider containers for waste and inedible substances?
24. Does the FSP consider location of equipment within the premises?

CONTROLLING THE OPERATION
25. Does the FSP cover the control of incoming raw materials?
26. Does the FSP cover all steps in the process?
27. Does the FSP cover all temperature control steps including refrigeration, freezing, pasteurizing, cooking?
28. Does the FSP cover the requirements for packaging?
29. Does the FSP cover the control of microbiological cross-contamination?
30. Does the FSP cover the control of physical and chemical contamination?
31. Does the FSP cover final product specifications?
32. Does the FSP cover water as an ingredient, ice and steam, in contact with food?
33. Does the FSP cover management and supervision?
34. Does the FSP cover documentation and records?
35. Does the FSP contain a requirement for a complaint system?
36. Does the FSP contain a requirement for a recall system?

THE PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT--CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
37. Does the FSP cover maintenance and replacement of equipment?
38. Does the FSP cover standards of repair and condition?
39. Does the FSP cover cleaning methods and procedures for external areas?
40. Does the FSP cover cleaning programs for all areas within the building (or vehicle), including walls and floors, ceilings, overhead fixtures, windows, doors, working surfaces?
41. Does the FSP cover cleaning and sanitation of equipment and utensils?
42. Does the FSP cover monitoring and effectiveness of cleaning and sanitation?
43. Does the FSP cover cleaning and sanitation of waste disposal areas?
44. Does the FSP cover pest control systems, including good hygiene practices, destruction of pests, monitoring and detection of pests?

TRAINING
45. Does the FSP cover how the effectiveness of the food safety program is to be evaluated?
46. Does the FSP cover food hygiene and safety awareness--and responsibilities?
47. Does the FSP cover instruction and supervision?
48. Does the FSP cover training programs?
49. Does the FSP cover the evaluation of practicality of all training?
50. Does the FSP cover refresher training?

PERSONAL HYGIENE
51. Does the FSP cover changing room facilities?
52. Does the FSP cover health of staff?
53. Does the FSP cover policy with respect to illness and injuries?
54. Does the FSP cover sticking plasters?
55. Does the FSP cover jewelry?
56. Does the FSP cover personal cleanliness?
57. Does the FSP cover personal behavior?
58. Does the FSP cover protective clothing?
59. Does the FSP cover visitors?
60. Does the FSP cover washing facilities?
61. Does the FSP cover toilets?

TRANSPORTATION
62. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems do no contaminate food?
63. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems are easily cleaned?
64. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems allow food to be separated from non-food items?
65. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems provide protection from contamination?
66. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems maintain the correct temperature?
67. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems allow temperature to be checked as required?
68. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems are cleaned and sanitized?
69. Does the FSP ensure that transport systems allow delivery in an appropriate time frame?
70. Does the FSP cover what to do in the event of a breakdown in transport systems?

STORAGE
71. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems do not contaminate food?
72. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems are easily cleaned?
73. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems allow food to be separated from non-food items?
74. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems provide protection from contamination?
75. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems maintain the correct temperature?
76. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems allow temperature to be checked as required?
77. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems are properly maintained and repaired?
78. Does the FSP ensure that storage systems are cleaned and sanitized?
79. Does the FSP cover what to do in the event of a breakdown in storage systems?

PRODUCT INFORMATION
80. Does the FSP cover labeling?
81. Does the FSP cover product information?
82. Does the FSP cover datemarks?
83. Does the FSP cover ingredients?
84. Does the FSP cover storage instructions?
85. Does the FSP cover preparation instructions?
86. Does the FSP cover lot or batch identification?

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