New Features: HARPC Compliance, Recall Identification, & Quantity Definition

We launched three new exciting Icicle features in November. Check them out below.


What’s the difference between HARCP and HACCP? While HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is an international standard, HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls) is the legislative FDA requirement brought forward under the U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and applies to all food facilities under U.S. FDA jurisdiction. But HARPC shouldn’t only concern American food producers since the Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) under FSMA extends FSMA requirements to international companies exporting to the United States as well.

Traditionally, food producers only had to identify and control biological, chemical, and physical hazards. Two of the newly introduced requirements for food producers under HARPC is an expansion of the definition of “hazard” to include radiological and intentionally-introduced hazards as part of the “Food Defence” portion of FSMA that addresses risks related to sabotage, terrorism, counterfeiting, and more. It also addresses the risk of intentional adulterants in food for economic gain.

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