HACCP Generic Model for Sprouts Grown In Water
Example of Completed Form 3: Process Flow Diagram

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Diagram - Process Flow Diagram. Description follows.
Description for Process Flow Diagram

This diagram is a flow chart showing the process flow for sprouts grown in water

The diagram lists the necessary steps from 1 - 18 to be taken in the sprouting and processing of sprouts grown in water.

Identified in pink ovals are the Critical Control Points (CCPs). These are next to boxes 8, Antimicrobial treatment; 11, Germination; 13, Final rinse and cooling/dehulling; and 16, Packaging/labelling/coding.

Identified in a blue rectangle with rounded corners is water. This leads to steps 7, Initial rinse; 8, Antimicrobial treatment; 9, Rinse after antimicrobial treatment; 10, Pre-germination soak and rinse; 11, Germination; 12, Harvesting; and 13, Final rinse and cooling/dehulling.

Potential for Biological (B) = Biological, Chemical (C) and/or Physical (P) hazards is indicated in parentheses next to each process step.

  1. Receiving (BCP). Leading to steps 2, Storage of growth regulators, plant nutrients and fertilizers; 3, Storage of antimicrobial treatment; 4, Storage of seeds; and 5, Storage of packaging material.
  2. Storage of growth regulators, plant nutrients and fertilizers (CP). Leading to step 11, Germination.
  3. Storage of antimicrobial treatment (CP). Leading to step 8, Antimicrobial treatment.
  4. Storage of seeds (BCP). Leading to step 6, Sorting and weighing.
  5. Storage of packaging material (BCP). Leading to step 16, Packaging/labelling/coding.
  6. Sorting and weighing (BCP). Leading to step 7, Initial rinse.
  7. Initial rinse (BCP). Leading to step 8, Antimicrobial treatment.
  8. Antimicrobial treatment (BCP). CCP-1B. Leading to step 9, Rinse after antimicrobial treatment.
  9. Rinse after antimicrobial treatment (BCP). Leading to step 10, Pre-germination soak and rinse.
  10. Pre-germination soak and rinse (BCP). Leading to step 11, Germination.
  11. Germination (BCP). CCP-2C. Leading to step 12, Harvesting.
  12. Harvesting (BCP). Leading to step 13, Final rinse and cooling/dehulling.
  13. Final rinse and cooling/dehulling (BCP). CCP-3BC. Leading to step 14, Removal of water/draining.
  14. Removal of water/draining (BCP). Leading to steps 15, Bulk cooling; and 16, Packaging/labelling/coding.
  15. Bulk cooling (BCP). Leading to step 16, Packaging/labelling/coding.
  16. Packaging/labelling/coding (BCP). CCP-4C. Leading to step 17, Storage.
  17. Storage (X°C ) (BCP). Leading to step 18, Shipping/distribution.
  18. Shipping/distribution (BCP).
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