Prerequisite Programs (PRPs)

Cynthia Weber, July 2, 2013

FSSC 22000

Prerequisite Programs
What are prerequisite programs?
Prerequisite programs (PRPs) are programs and practices that are put in place to maintain a sanitary environment and minimize the risk of introducing a food safety hazard.

  • Provide suitable building and equipment design and construction
  • Plan and Implement Pre-requisite programs
  • Address statutory, regulatory, and customer requirements as well as other recognized guidelines

These include detailed requirements for the building and equipment construction and design requirements such as:

  • Site Requirements and Approval
  • Food Handling Areas
  • Water and Ice Supply
  • Storage Facilities
  • Separation of Functions
  • On-site Laboratories
  • Staff Amenities
  • First Aid Facilities
  • Waste Disposal
  • Exterior

Learn more about FSSC 22000 requirements and how to implement them: FSSC 22000 Complete Training Package