Implementation of hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) to a production line of beet sugar, molasses and pulp: A case study
White sugar, molasses and pulp constitute three products which are important for human and animal health. Sugar is either directly consumed or is used as the main component for confectionery purposes. Molasses and pulp are most frequently used as animal feeds and eventually contained contaminations find their way to humans when the latter consume meat. Therefore, it is of great importance to ensure the standard quality and safe production of sugar and its coproducts. Implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) constitutes a crucial step in this direction. Identification of critical control points made possible the control of all parameters which could eventually result in deterioration of the final product. Application of the HACCP system shows that this production line can be adequately controlled, especially when HACCP is implemented within the framework of a quality control system such as ISO 9001/2.