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