Last updated: December 13, 2012
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point planning for natural resource management is a five step tool to reduce the risk of spreading invasive species and other non-targets (non-target = anything that you do not want to move from one place to another) in human related pathways (pathway = An activity or process through which a species may be transferred to a new location where it could become introduced). This tool defines the critical point in a given activity whereby the risk of a hazard (hazard = non-target or invasive species movement) can be reduced to an acceptable level. At this critical control point, the risk of a hazard is reduced by means of a control measure. This control measure is then evaluated to ensure that the control measure is operating as intended.