The National Seafood HACCP Alliance, is the authority responsible for the development of this program and certification. It is a group formed by federal and state agencies of the U.S.A. responsible for carrying out continuous safety inspections of fisheries and aquaculture products. The new regulations developed in the export sector of products to the U.S.A. requires certification in these programs that allow compliance with the requirements of the training established under the seafood HACCP Regulation marked by the FDA.
An adequate compliance with the rules set by the FDA, the export activities of fish, seafood and fishery products must be developed by an individual trained and with the proper certification able to apply HACCP principles in relation to the processing of aquaculture products.
The main advantage of the development of this course is the recognition on the part of the FDA of the HACCP program as the standardized curriculum which evaluates the training courses to determine whether or not they comply with the requirements of this regulation.
Other benefits and advantages of the certification obtained with the HACCP course are:
- Develop a HACCP plan, which is appropriate for a specific processor, which meets the requirements established by the FDA.
- Reassess and modify the HACCP plan in accordance with the procedures of corrective action and hazard analysis in accordance with the verification activities
- Perform the log review required by this regulatory body for food security in USA.