I'm glad we agree. It's good to have the USDA on my side. Systems
approaches are rightfully nothing more than a backup for people who
live and breathe what they do - the commitment you mention below.
Dehumanizing anything is dangerous.
(The definition was funny).
Tuesday, November 16, 1999, 9:48:40 AM, you wrote:
Ted> Thank you Doug, I've been having a real hard time with this whole
Ted> string. HACCP while a wonderful systematic approach to problem
Ted> solving is of little value to the good manager. The good manager,
Ted> whether a small farmer or the management team of a large
Ted> processor already has a HACCP like system in place.
Ted> Those that teach HACCP and promote it in the first lecture point
Ted> out that it requires a top down/bottom up commitment or it just
Ted> doesn't work.
Ted> HACCP may in some cases make a good operation a little better, in
Ted> no way can the forced application of HACCP make a poor operation
Ted> The joke going around among FSIS (Food Safety Inspection
Ted> Service(USDA poultry and meat Inspection)) Inspectors is: HACCP =
Ted> "Have a Cup of Coffee and Pray".
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