The GHP Certificate is important in protecting the health of the consumer and the sustainability of the good image of the workplace by ensuring that the products are reliable, and is an international standard that certifies that the businesses that produce or sell food and mass consumption places operate in accordance with the hygiene standards. GHP is a system that includes applications such as hygienic design and structuring of food production facilities, cleaning and disinfection methods, microbial quality of food in food processing, hygienic operation of each process step, personnel hygiene. In short, it is to provide all the conditions necessary to produce safe food.

The increase in the expectations of safe food has brought many applications with it. It is possible to increase these, such as Good Agricultural Practices, Good Hygiene Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices.

Purpose of Good Hygiene Practices

It is to determine the rules that the food business operator must comply with the primary production of the food to the supply to the final consumer in order to protect the consumer in terms of food safety. GHP aims to take necessary precautions by carrying out hygienic controls in all processes production to storage, presentation to sale, in order to prevent the safety of foodstuffs and their harm to human health.

The main topics covered in this context can be listed as the following items;

* Structuring and shaping production facilities according to hygiene standards,
* Measuring the microbial quality of products (uncooked foods),
* Effective application of disinfection and hygiene methods in the enterprise,
* Implementation of hygiene standards in all production processes,
* Making the personnel comply with the hygiene standards

Basically, if we need to write the hygiene rules of the place where production, sales and mass consumption are made and the employees in this place, in titles;

* Personnel hygiene,
* Employee health,
* Work conditions,
* Facility and equipment maintenance,
* Hygiene of food contact surfaces,
* Pest control,
* Removal of waste,
* Water quality,
* Storage of cleaning equipment and cleaning and disinfection materials
* Personnel hygiene
* Hand hygiene
* Workplace code of conduct
* Prevention of cross-contamination, can be listed as.

GHP Relationship to Other Standards

GHP Good Hygiene Practices are a complementary standard to GMP Good Manufacturing Practices. Catering also complements the GCP Good Catering Practices standard for restaurants and cafes. It is recognized as a prerequisite of the HACCP Food Safety Management System, known as GHP Good Hygiene Practices, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. Today, the Turkish food system is moving towards the reliability approach in which quality systems such as HACCP and GMP are applied.


Establishments producing and selling foodstuffs, substances and materials in contact with food, and mass consumption places have to implement and maintain procedures based on the principles of "Good Hygiene Practices" and "HACCP", which are among the most effective methods of reaching safe food. Companies operating on food production, consumption and preservation are subject to control and inspection by an accredited certification body. Good Hygiene Practices Certificate is presented to companies that are registered to operate in accordance with hygiene standards during these audits. As BELCERT Certification Body, we provided support in the GHP (Good Hygiene Practices) certification process. You can contact us to have detailed information.

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