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Dairy Grade A Voluntary HACCP

In 1999, the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) initiated a voluntary dairy HACCP pilot program for dairy plants to test the concept that a HACCP program could function as an equal alternative to the numerical ratings that have been used for years to measure a plant’s compliance. HACCP is a science-based system used to ensure that food safety hazards are controlled to prevent unsafe food from reaching the consumer. The program utilizes current National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Food (NACMCF) consistent with current FDA recommendations.


 

References  |   Current Program Documents   |   Questions & Answers   |   Forms


 

References

 

Current Program Documents

The voluntary HACCP alternative program requirements that were accepted at the 2007, 2009 and 2011 NCIMS are identified throughout the NCIMS Program documents below:

CAPT. Robert Hennes or Steven Sims
Dairy and Egg Branch HFS-316
Division of Plant and Dairy Foods Safety
Office of Food Safety
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835
(240) 402-2175
E-mail: Robert Hennes or Steven Sims

 

Questions & Answers

  • Memorandum of Information: NCIMS Voluntary HACCP Program Questions and Answers (M-I-07-4) Available Soon
  • Questions and Answers About NCIMS Dairy HACCP
    • Categories (additional Q & A will be added in the future)
      • General
      • Prerequisite Programs
      • Preliminary Steps
      • Hazard Analysis
      • Verification/Validation
      • Audits
      • Testing
      • Records
      • Training and Standardization

 

Forms

Required Forms

These forms are available on the FDA Forms Page.

  • Milk Plant, Receiving Station, or Transfer Station NCIMS HACCP System Audit Report, Form FDA 2359m (PDF - 469.31KB)
  • NCIMS HACCP System Regulatory Agency Review Report, Form FDA 2359n (PDF - 336.59KB)
  • Permission for the Publication of an Interstate Milk Shipper's Listing, Form FDA 2359o (PDF - 405.14KB)


Aids for completion of Required Form FDA 2359m, Milk Plant, Receiving Station, or Transfer Station NCIMS HACCP System Audit Report


Worksheets for Milk Plant Use


NCIMS HACCP Commitment Letter