HACCP Generic Model for Sprouts Grown In Water
Example of Completed Form 7: Physical Hazards Identification

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Process/product type name: Sprouts that are grown in water: alfalfa, onion sprouts, mung beans, etc.
List all Physical hazards related to ingredients, incoming material, processing, product flow, etc.
Identified Physical HazardsControlled at
Seeds - Presence of hazardous extraneous material from the fields and harvesters (e.g., stones, wood, metal, screw, glass). - 13 Final Rinse and Cooling/Dehulling CCP-3BC
Seeds - Presence of hazardous extraneous material as a result of improper employee handling procedures at the source (e.g., stones, wood, metal, glass). - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3 (of the FSEP Manual)
- Section 1.4.1 (of the guidance document)
Seeds - Presence of hazardous extraneous materials due to damaged packaging as a result of improper handling procedures at the source (e.g., stones, pebbles, wood, metal, glass). - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Section 1.4.1
Packaging materials, antimicrobial treatments, growth regulators, plant nutrients, fertilizers - Presence of hazardous extraneous material as a result of improper handling procedures at the source. - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Sections 1.4.1 and 1.4.2
Water/well water - Presence of hazardous extraneous material (metallic). - Premise A4.1.1
- Section 3.4.1
1 Receiving - Acceptance of incoming materials and ingredients not meeting specifications (i.e., not meeting standards as described on specification sheet for each incoming material and/or ingredient). - Transportation and Storage B2.1.3
- Section 1.4.1 and 1.4.2
1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material due to improper employee handling (e.g., jewellery, pens, paper clips falling into product). - Personnel D1.1.1 and D2.1.1
- Sections 5.1.1 and 5.2.1
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material due to the introduction of foreign material into product as a result of dirty or poorly maintained overhead structures. - Premises A2.1.1 and A2.1.2
- Section 3.2.1
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material due to the introduction of foreign material into product as a result of damaged packaging material resulting in exposed or open product due to poor storage conditions. - 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 hazardous extraneous material due to the introduction of foreign material into product as a result of damaged packaging material resulting in exposed or open product due to poor employee handling procedures. - Personnel D1.1.1 and D2.1.1
- Sections 5.1.1 and 5.2.1
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material due to the introduction of foreign material into product as a result of improper maintenance procedures. - Equipment C1.1.1
- Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 2.1.3
6 Sorting/Weighing - Failure to remove product containing hazardous extraneous material and/or failure to remove hazardous extraneous material (e.g., stones, pebbles, wood, metal, glass) - 13 Final Rinse and Cooling/ Dehulling CCP-3BC
7 Initial Rinse - Mung beans - Presence of hazardous extraneous material due to failure to remove hazardous extraneous material (e.g., stones, pebbles, wood, metal, glass). - 13 Final Rinse and Cooling/ Dehulling CCP-3BC
13 Final rinse and Cooling/Dehulling - Mung bean sprouts - Presence of hazardous extraneous material (e.g., stones/pebbles) due to failure to remove as a result of improper maintenance of equipment. - CCP-3BC
13 Final rinse and Cooling/Dehulling - All Other Seed Sprouts - Presence of hazardous extraneous material (e.g., stones/pebbles) due to failure to remove. - CCP-3BC
17 Storage - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material as a result of improper storage conditions resulting in damaged containers and/or exposed product. - Transportation and Storage B2.3.1
- Section 6.1.1
17 Storage - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material as a result of improper employee handling procedures resulting in damaged containers and/or exposed product. - Personnel D1.1.1 and D2.1.1
- Sections 5.1.1 and 5.2.1
18 Shipping - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material due to damaged containers as a result of improper condition of transport vehicle. - Transportation and Storage B1.1.1
- Section 6.1.1
18 Shipping - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material due to damaged containers as a result of improper loading and arranging procedures. - Transportation and Storage B1.1.2
- Section 6.1.1
18 Shipping - Contamination with hazardous extraneous material due to damaged containers as a result of improper employee handling procedures resulting in damaged containers and/or exposed products. - Personnel D1.1.1 and D2.1.1
- Sections 5.1.1 and 5.2.1
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