HAACP & Safety

HACCP & Safety

Commercial/Wholesale Division

Safety - A Top Priority

Kyler Seafood strongly invests in our responsibility to produce a safe product. We are well aware that the end-user, the consumer, is our most important asset, and therefore, the safety of a "healthy product" ranks at the top on our chart of concerns.

Kyler Seafood maintains a strict food safety control system, as outlined and monitored under the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and supervised by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), HACCP is an inspection and safety program for seafood processors. Kyler personnel have been trained in the specific requirements of this operation and, likewise, faithfully implement all aspects of the program in order to insure that we meet the concerns of the regulators and consumers.

Critical Control Points

Receiving

  • All incoming products are inspected when delivered to be sure they are not contaminated or spoiled, and that they come from safe fishing areas.

  • Product temperatures, and other specifications, are examined and results are recorded on receiving log.

  • All incoming products are evaluated, and any that do not meet the limits or required conditions, are rejected.

  • Records are kept on all shipments.

Storage

  • All coolers and freezers are monitored around the clock to insure proper temperature for the safe storage of all products.

  • Product temperatures, and other specifications, are examined and results are recorded on receiving log.

  • All incoming products are evaluated, and any that do not meet the limits or required conditions, are rejected.

  • Records are kept on all shipments.

Personnel Hygiene & Plant Sanitation

  • All handlers must follow strict hygiene requirements.

  • Cleaning and sanitizing are on a strict scheduled routine for the entire processing plant. The application of ozonated water is used for enhancing the microbiological safety and quality of our seafood products.

  • Cleaning removes debris due to processing and sanitizing kills any bacteria that may contaminate the product.

  • All processing equipment is tested for bacteria, using a sophisticated bio-trace procedure.

Processing

  • Proper handling is constantly monitored to insure that we meet the strictest food safety limits.

  • All facets of our processing operations are carefully observed to affirm our own good manufacturing practices and our HACCP requirements outlined by the Food and Drug Administration are operating at the highest level.

Shipping

  • Proper packaging to meet the needs of the buyer is an important facet of our operation.

  • Temperature control of all outbound products are strictly required.

In accordance with the HACCP standards, all production workers share in the responsibility of insuring that all finished products from Kyler are safe to consume. "HACCP Certified" labeling is found on all pre-packaged products leaving our facility. Rest assured – your product from Kyler is a health-safe product