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A HACCP floor is a floor that meets the strict requirements of the HACCP guidelines for food safety. These guidelines are intended to ensure the hygiene and quality of food and to prevent harmful bacteria, fungi or viruses from entering the food. A HACCP floor is therefore an essential part of good industrial hygiene, especially in the food industry.
A HACCP floor is a specially designed floor that meets the guidelines of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). This is an internationally recognized system aimed at guaranteeing food safety.
HACCP floors are specially designed to meet the strict requirements imposed on floors in business environments where food is handled, in other words in the food industry.
As mentioned, a HACCP floor must meet the HACCP guidelines for food safety. These guidelines have been drawn up by the European Union and are monitored in the Netherlands by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). The NVWA can impose fines or even close companies if they do not comply with the guidelines. It is therefore important to have a HACCP floor that meets all requirements.
The requirements for a HACCP floor depend on the type of company and the activities that take place there. For example, different requirements apply to a bakery than to a butcher’s shop or a restaurant. The requirements may also change if new legislation or standards are introduced.
It is therefore wise to always seek advice from a specialist in the field of HACCP floors, such as ICM Projects. We can help you choose the right HACCP floor for your company and install it professionally for you.
Not all floors are suitable for use as HACCP floors. Some floors are too porous, too rough, too sensitive to damage or too difficult to clean. The most suitable floors for a HACCP floor are:
Cast floors are floors that consist of a liquid plastic that is poured over the existing subfloor. They are seamless, smooth, wear-resistant, impact-resistant, non-slip and easy to clean. They are also available in different colors and finishes.
Coated floors consist of a thin layer of plastic that is applied over the existing subfloor. This type of floor has the same advantages as cast floors, but is cheaper and faster to install. However, they are less durable and may show wear and tear over time.
Tile floors can be ceramic or plastic tiles that are glued to the existing subfloor. Tile floors are hard, strong, resistant to chemicals and easy to clean. However, they do have seams that can get dirt or moisture. Therefore, the tiles must be properly grouted and sealed to create a seamless effect.
A HACCP floor is mandatory for all companies that work with food or produce food. This applies to all catering companies, such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, caterers, snack bars, ice cream parlors and bakeries. But also for all food processing companies, such as butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, cheese shops, dairies and chocolate factories.
In addition, companies that store or transport food also need a HACCP floor, such as cold stores, distribution centers, supermarkets and trucks. A HACCP floor is therefore necessary for all companies that deal with food.
Moreover, it is not only a legal obligation, but also a quality guarantee for your customers. With a HACCP floor you show that you take hygiene and safety seriously and that you take care of the food you supply.
The costs of a HACCP floor depend on various factors, such as the type of floor, the surface, the surface, the finish and labor costs. On average you can count on the following prices per square meter:
|Price per m2
|€ 50 – € 150
|€ 20 – € 50
|€ 30 – € 80
These are only indicative prices. The exact price may vary depending on the specific situation and wishes. It is therefore advisable to request a quote for the HACCP floor you want.
At ICM Projects we specialize in the field of HACCP floors. We have years of experience in supplying and installing HACCP floors for various companies in the food industry.
We provide our customers with expert advice about the best HACCP floor for their company, taking into account the budget, wishes and business situation. Moreover, we can also install the HACCP floor for you professionally, so that you are assured of a high-quality and durable floor that meets all requirements.
Our team of experienced and certified advisors can help you choose the ideal HACCP floor for your company. We are happy to visit you to inspect your company, discuss your wishes and provide you with appropriate advice. We can also provide information about the latest developments and standards in the field of HACCP floors and give you tips on how to best maintain the chosen floor.
Once you have decided which HACCP floor you want, you can have it installed by the specialists at ICM Projects. We have a team of specialized and qualified professionals who can install the HACCP floor quickly, professionally and safely.
We ensure that the floor fits perfectly with the walls, skirting boards, drains and existing equipment. We always work neatly and efficiently, so that you experience as little inconvenience as possible due to the work. Afterwards you will receive a warranty certificate and a maintenance plan for your HACCP floor.
No, a HACCP floor is not a specific floor type, but a collective name for all floors that meet the HACCP guidelines for food safety. There are different types of floors that can serve as a HACCP floor, such as cast floors, coated floors and tiled floors. The most important thing is that the floor is smooth, seamless, durable, non-slip and easy to clean.
The HACCP guidelines for floors are part of the general HACCP guidelines for food safety. These guidelines have been drawn up by the European Union and are monitored in the Netherlands by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
The guidelines state, among other things, that the floor must be smooth, flat, seamless, easy to clean, wear-resistant, impact-resistant, anti-slip, resistant to chemicals and provided with a slope. The guidelines may differ per business type and activity.
The HACCP guidelines are intended to guarantee the hygiene and quality of food and to prevent harmful bacteria, fungi or viruses from entering the food.
These guidelines are based on the principle of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), which means that all possible hazards and critical points in the production process are identified and controlled. All companies that work with food or produce food must adhere to the HACCP guidelines.
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