Food Safety

From the beginning, Alberta Cheese has built a solid reputation for providing a clean, safe and healthy environment. To us food safety is not only as a point of differentiation, it’s a responsibility we take very seriously. As such, we’re proud to be federally inspected and HACCP compliant and we’re confident to provide you with the safest and very best products 365 days a year.

So what is HACCP?

  1. 1. HACCP formally incorporates food safety principles as integral steps of production processes. HACCP recognition status cannot be completed without a firm commitment by senior management to formally support food safety control measures throughout the production process. The implementation and maintenance of those control measures play a critical role in raising awareness of front line production management and staff of the presence and importance of specific food safety procedures within their process.
  2. 2. Increased employees' ownership of the production of safe food. As a sign of this commitment, it is the responsibility of senior management to foster the idea within the facility that food safety is the responsibility of everyone. Through the process of developing and implementing a HACCP system, employees become more aware of food safety and their role in contributing to food safety. This increased knowledge leads to ownership of and pride in the production of a safe food product.
  1. 3. Increased buyer and consumer confidence. Establishments that have implemented a HACCP system provide buyers and consumers with a greater degree of confidence that the facility is producing a safe food product. Establishments can demonstrate by showing documents and records that food safety is under control.
  2. 4. Maintaining or increasing market access. Market forces continue to drive HACCP implementation throughout the food industry. In many cases, buyer demands and foreign governments require HACCP implementation to maintain market share and/or gain access to previously inaccessible markets. As HACCP systems are accepted worldwide, FSEP helps the Canadian industry to maintain and expand its international markets.
  3. 5. Reduced waste. The preventative nature of HACCP allows a company to control costs by minimizing the amount of product requiring rejection or recall, and by focusing resources on areas that have been identified as critical in the manufacture of a safe food product. With the regular monitoring inherent in a HACCP system, establishments become aware of problems earlier and the costs of waste are reduced.