HACCP Generic Model for Sprouts Grown In Water
Example of Completed Form 6: Chemical Hazards Identification

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Process/product type name: Sprouts that are grown in water: alfalfa, onion sprouts, mung beans, etc.
List all Chemical hazards related to ingredients, incoming material, processing, product flow, etc.
Identified Chemical HazardsControlled at
Seeds - Presence of pesticide (including herbicide and fungicide) residues above the maximum allowable residue limits. Form 9
Seeds - Presence of visible discolouration on bag and/or seeds indicating presence of lubricants or other industrial chemicals from field equipment. - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3 (of the FSEP Manual)
- Section 1.4.1 (of the guidance document)
Seeds - Presence of undeclared allergenic ingredients (e.g., sesame seeds, soy and wheat). -Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Section 1.4.1
Water/well water - Presence of heavy metal (e.g., arsenic), pesticides, excess chlorine. - Premises A4.1.1
- Section 3.4.1
Packaging materials/antimicrobial treatments/growth regulators /plant nutrients/fertilizers - Non-food-grade material and/or not suitable for intended use. - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Section 1.4.1 and 1.4.2
Packaging materials/antimicrobial treatments /growth regulators/plant nutrients/fertilizers - Not appropriate for use with or on foods, or not used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. - Transportation and Storage - B2.1.1
- Sections 1.4.1 and 1.4.2
Antimicrobial treatments/growth regulators/plant nutrients/fertilizers - Concentration is not the same as what appears on the label of the container. - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Section 1.4.1
1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 - Contamination of non-allergenic seeds with allergenic seeds as a result of improper employee handling. - Personnel D1.1.1 and D2.1.1
- Sections 5.1.1 and 5.2.1
1 Receiving - Acceptance of incoming materials and ingredients not meeting specifications (i.e., not meeting standards as described on the specification sheet for each incoming ingredient and/or material). - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Section 1.4.1 and 1.4.2
1 Receiving - Contamination of seeds with non-food Chemicals or chemical residues (cleaners, sanitizers, lubricants) at Receiving as a result of improper receiving procedures. - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Section 1.4.1 and 1.4.2
1 Receiving - Contamination of seeds with non-food Chemicals or chemical residues (cleaners, sanitizers, lubricants) at Receiving as a result of improper sanitation procedures resulting in overspray or contact with chemical residues. - Sanitation and Pest control E1.1.1
- Section 4.1.1
1 Receiving - Contamination of seeds with non-food Chemicals or chemical residues (cleaners, sanitizers, lubricants) at Receiving as a result of improper equipment maintenance procedures resulting in contamination with lubricants/oil, etc. - Equipment C1.1.1
- Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3
2 Storage - growth regulators, plant nutrients, fertilizers - Contamination of seeds, sprouts and/or packaging materials due to improper storage of chemicals. - Transportation and Storage B2.2.3 and B2.2.4
- Section 6.2.2
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Contamination with non-food Chemicals (e.g., cleaners/sanitizers/lubricants) as a result of improper storage of seeds/sprouts resulting in damaged packaging and exposed products. - Transportation and Storage B2.2.2
- Sections 6.2.1 and 6.2.2
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Contamination with non-food Chemicals (e.g., cleaners/sanitizers/lubricants) as a result of improper sanitation procedures resulting in overspray or contact with chemical residues. - Sanitation and Pest control E1.1.1
- Section 4.1.1
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Contamination with non-food Chemicals (e.g., cleaners/sanitizers/lubricants) as a result of improper equipment maintenance procedures resulting in contamination with lubricants/oils, etc. - Equipment - C1.1.1
- Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3
4, 17 - Cross-contamination with allergenic products due to inappropriate storage of allergenic product. - Transportation and Storage B2.2.2
- Section 6.2.1
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Contamination with residues of cleaning agent and sanitizer left on containers, tools and equipment that have not been properly cleaned and/or disinfected. - Sanitation and Pest control E1.1.1
- Section 4.1.1
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Cross-contamination by allergenic product(s) due to failure to clean properly between processing of products that contain allergens and products that do not. - Sanitation and Pest control E1.1.1
- Premises A2.1.1
- Sections 3.2.1 and 4.1.1
8 Antimicrobial treatment for seeds - Contamination of seeds with excess concentrations of antimicrobial treatment due to improper chemical application rates (chlorine or other). - 13 Final Rinse and Cooling/Dehulling CCP-3BC
9 Rinse after antimicrobial treatment - Rinse insufficient to reduce concentration of antimicrobial treatment in sprouts. - 13 Final Rinse and Cooling/Dehulling CCP-3BC
10 Pre-germination soak and rinse - Contamination of sprouts with excess concentrations of growth regulators/plant nutrients/fertilizers and/or antimicrobial treatments due to improper chemical application rates. - 11 Germination CCP-2C
11 Germination - Contamination of sprouts with excess concentrations of growth regulators/plant nutrients/fertilizers and/or antimicrobial treatments due to improper chemical application. - CCP-2C
11, 16 - Contamination of sprouts caused by chemical leaks (lubricants) from equipment (e.g., drum and conveyor). - Equipment C1.1.1
- Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 - Contamination of sprouts with allergenic sprouts as a result of improper employee handling. - Personnel D1.1.1 and D2.1.1
- Sections 5.1.1 and 5.2.1
13 Final Rinse and Cooling/Dehulling - Contamination of sprouts with excess concentrations of antimicrobial treatment due to improper rinsing (resulting in failure to reduce the concentration of antimicrobial treatment in rinse water run-off). - CCP-3BC
16 Packaging/Labelling/Coding - Contamination from inks/solvents as a result of equipment that is not properly maintained and/or set up. - Equipment C1.1.1
- Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3
16 Packaging/Labelling/Coding - Contamination from inks/solvents as a result of improper storage of inks/solvents. - Transportation and Storage B2.2.3
- Section 6.2.2
16 Packaging/Labelling/Coding - Presence of allergens in product that is not identified to contain allergens on the label as a result of improper operational procedures (i.e., packaging product that does not contain allergens prior to packaging product that contains allergens without a full clean-up in between). - Premises - A2.1.1
- Sanitation and Pest Control E1.1.1
- Sections 1.6.1, 3.2.1 and 4.1.1
16 Packaging/Labelling/Coding - Presence of undeclared allergens due to incorrect label application and/or incorrect list of ingredients (e.g., soy, sesame, wheat). - CCP-4C
- Sections 1.2.1, 1.6.1.and 1.9.1
17 Storage - Chemical contamination from refrigerant leak (e.g., ammonia) due to improper equipment maintenance procedures. - Equipment C1.1.1
-Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3
18 Shipping - Contamination from incompatible products or materials on the shipping trailer. - Transportation and Storage B1.1.1
- Section 6.1.1
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