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What Is HACCP?

HACCP is an acronym for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. The system was developed in the 1960's by NASA and ensures the safety of food by identifying critical control points (CCP's) in the food production & supply chain and then carefully monitoring those control points to ensure food is safe. New food hygiene regulations introduced in January 2006 mean that all food establishments must implement and maintain a food safety management system that is based on the seven HACCP principles.

How we can help you with HACCP?

HS Direct have developed a set of HACCP charts and supporting documentation to assist catering organisations in complying with the new regulations. These charts are available as an instant download and contain the following.

What is in the pack?

Upon completion of purchase you will receive a Set of HACCP Charts for a typical catering company. The charts are delivered in Microsoft word format for easy editing to suit your requirements

To find out more about the HACCP package, or how you can tailor it to your business please call 0114 244 4461

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.