- noun a process for identifying and controlling hazards within a process, e.g. in the food industry.
- acronym forHazard Analysis Critical Control Points
- A system developed by NASA to ensure safe food for astronauts, now applied in industry. It consists of applying checks to possible contamination points at all stages of food processing from primary producer through slaughter houses, packers, processors, retailers and restaurants or canteens. However the adoption of this system should not be an excuse for abandoning end product testing.
- acronym forHazard analysis critical control point system