APPCC System and Good Hygiene Practices in Children’s Schools. Why is it necessary?
Children between the ages of 0 and 6 are a risk collective in terms of food safety in children’s schools. This is because at this stage of growth they are very sensitive to chemical and biological agents, microorganisms present in the air, water and also in the food provided by the school’s caregivers.
This age range is when children’s immune system is in period of maturation, so if you have an infection or inadequate diet you can develop important health problems. It is therefore very important that child education centres or children’s schools adequately prevent and control their hygiene and food safety by implementing a hazard analysis and critical control point (APPCC) system to prevent toxiinfections. In addition, it should be noted that this type of security measure is required by the legislation in force contained in Regulation (EC) No 852 / 2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs.
What is an APPCC System in Children’s Schools and Good Hygiene Practices?
The APPCC system is a food safety tool whose purpose is to identify, evaluate and control the most relevant hazards that may arise when obtaining, preparing, developing, transforming, handling or supplying a food product. These practices are essential in any company, center or other entity that deals with food. The APPCC is especially essential in children’s schools, as children of short ages need greater care in terms of hygiene and food handling. The work of educational teams to achieve these measures will be decisive in ensuring safety in children’s food.
What are the advantages of an APPCC system in a children’s school?
Abson offers food safety and consulting services for children’s schools, including the implementation of systems based on APPCC principles. In this way, Abson is responsible for the design, commissioning and auditing of general safety and hygiene plans that ensure the client complies with legal regulations. In this way, the highest quality of food products is ensured, legal, health, etc. is eliminated and management is also more cost-effective and efficient, as procedures and management are improved.
All work is carried out, implemented and supervised, where appropriate, on a permanent basis by specialized professionals from Abson, with the aim of preventing pollution and deterioration of products, as well as providing safe food to children in children’s school. The effectiveness of Abson’s APPCC system stands for regulatory compliance and ensuring food safety and control in child education centres.
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