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VACCP (Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Points )

Proactively identify food fraud and streamline VACCP compliance in your company with digital checklists.

Go paperless, conduct inspections easily and solve issues quicker with your teammates.

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VACCP Template

This VACCP Template can help assess the food fraud vulnerability of your ingredients or raw materials, product, production line, supplier/s, and nature of business.

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VACCP Plan Template

A VACCP plan template is used to identify and control vulnerabilities in the supply chain process to prevent food fraud.

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V-CCP Monitoring Template - Raw Material Test

This V-CCP monitoring template is used to assess whether the raw materials received to pass the material test.

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VACCP Supplier Audit

Use this VACCP checklist for supplier audits to monitor the procurement process in the supply chain.

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Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment - Initial Screening

Use this template for conducting the initial screening for food fraud vulnerability of a product, ingredient, or raw material.

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What is VACCP?

The Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Points (VACCP) is used for the identification of food counterfeits and the control and quality assurance of products for consumption. Food fraud is defined as the deliberate replacement, addition, manipulation or misrepresentation of foods, food ingredients or food packaging. With the help of the VACCP audit, food safety can always be checked and documented.

These topics are briefly discussed in this article:

1. 3 typical forms of food fraud

2. The difference between HACCP, TACCP, VACCP

3. A digital tool for implementing VACCP

3 Typical forms for food fraud

1. Wrong labelling - The wrong labelling of meat types or organic food An example are cases where horse meat was mixed with beef, but labelled and sold as beef. Other examples are organic food containing traces of "non-organic" ingredients and mislabelled seafood that was sold on the market.

2. Counterfeiting - The exchange of ingredients and products with similar packaging or the mixing of inferior ingredients to increase the volume of products, e.g. counterfeit spices (saffron, oregano, pepper) mixed with different materials.

3. Dilution or adulteration - The addition of ingredients such as sugars or sweeteners to honey or maple syrup to create a similar taste, adding volume, or, in the case of infant formula, where melamine is added to achieve the desired "protein" number.

What is the difference between HACCP, TACCP, VACCP?

There are control points among the three that overlap, but the intention or goal is unique to each of them:

HACCP - stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point and aims to identify and reduce hazards during food production and to ensure that the product can be consumed safely.

TACCP - stands for Threat Assessment Critical Control Point and aims to protect food products from deliberate contamination with the intention of causing harm.

VACCP - tries to identify and control weak points in the food supply chain that may be susceptible to food fraud.

A digital tool for implementing VACCP

With the mobile app from Lumiform you can easily perform any kind of quality and safety inspection via tablet or smartphone - online or offline. With the desktop software you can create checklists and evaluate the data collected in the field. This significantly reduces the risk of quality loss, occupational accidents, documentation errors and damage to your reputation.

Digitize checklists and internal processes with Lumiform:

  • The flexible checklist builder from Lumiform helps you to convert any individual paper list into a digital checklist without much effort.

  • In addition, we offer more than 9,000 ready-made templates to help companies get started digitally in no time.

  • Using the super intuitive mobile App, you and your teammates conduct check in the field with ease and in no time.

  • All results, images and comments are automatically bundled in a digital report.

  • Comprehensive analyses help you to identify inefficient areas in your company more quickly and thus to continuously improve your auditing and inspection processes.

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