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Food production and HACCP

Safety and hygiene with HACCP approval

What is HACCP?

HACCP stands for 'Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point'. It is an internationally recognised and recommended system of food safety management. It requires every food preparation area to be covered by a documented risk assessment focusing on identifying the 'critical points' in a process where food safety problems (or 'hazards') could arise and how you could eliminate the risks of these hazards.

Hazards include microbiological risk through contamination, which can be transmitted through staff or poorly maintained fittings or equipment. Other risks include chemical, physical or allergenic risks, caused by ingredients, food handling or equipment and fittings such as floors, walls and lights. HACCP is a legal requirement in Europe as part of the “EC Regulation 852/2004 on the hygiene of food stuffs, Article 5”.HACCP is a way of managing food safety hazards. Food safety management procedures should be based on HACCP principles.

What does this mean for YOU?

You can contribute to your HACCP conformity and reduce your hazard risk by selecting products that are approved by HACCP International. Altro’s floors and walls are HACCP approved and are listed on HACCP’s internationally published list of endorsed products.

Choosing our products means you are choosing from a food safe supplier. Selecting HACCP approved products like ours will not only give you peace of mind, but save you time and hassle too, as inspections will be kept to a minimum.

Now is the time to review your kitchen surfaces to make sure they give you the level of hygiene you need, coupled with safety for all users.

HACCP approval

You can’t afford to take any chances when it comes to hygiene and food safety. You can keep your food production safe with our hygienic surfaces.

"Altro products are one of the few worldwide flooring and walling products to have achieved HACCP International certification for non-food services and supplies, which means that they have been assessed by a third party and found to be satisfactory and hygienic for use in a food environment.

Both the flooring and walling products from Altro offer the seamless and impervious solution which means that there is nowhere for bacteria to hide, as well as being easy to clean, both important issues in the food industry.”

Richard Mallett, European Director of HACCP International

 

Top recommendations

Floor

  • Altro Stronghold 30 - keeps staff safe, with our highest slip-resistant rating of (PTV >55, R12) even with common kitchen contaminants such as grease, oil and flour, reducing your chance of a slip to one in a million for the lifetime of the floor. With 3mm comfort underfoot and 10dB impact sound insulation, it makes busy and noisy kitchen environments more comfortable for staff. Altro Stronghold 30 can withstand temperatures from -30°C to +60°C so you can use it throughout the kitchen, including in freezers and it comes with a wide colour choice

Walls

  • Altro Whiterock wall sheets are grout-free and can be welded to provide a smooth, joint-free surface. Installed with moisture-tolerant adhesive AltroFix W139, there will be no gaps between wall and sheet, giving bacteria, mould and vermin nowhere to hide

Doors

  • There are fewer joints on our hygienic doorsets than on standard commercial doors, as they consist of a thermoformed, integrated unit; making cleaning and maintaining hygiene easier. The furniture on all our doorsets is hygienic and easy-to-clean; vital as door handles can harbour microorganisms.
  • Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets – available in colours and finishes to co-ordinate with your walls

Visualise your options now!

  • Choose our new Insta-space software, which lets you upload your own picture and view our solutions in your own space
  • Use our Space visualiser to choose our products in a choice of pre-existing room sets
  • Want to explore our ranges for other areas? Explore with our Product selector for some great recommendations of what works best where, then have a play with our Insta-space or Space visualiser

Take up our offer of free specialist training (and get some RIBA CPD points if you need them)

To learn more about our solutions and acoustics, ask your Altro Consultant about attending our CPD Designing for wellbeing: effective sound reduction.