PREREQUISITE PROGRAMMES (PRPs) based on SANS 10049, ISO/TS 22002 series and BRCGS food safety and packaging materials


3 days (09:00-16:00)

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the basic conditions and activities to maintain food safety throughout the food chain. The course is based on SANS 10049, ISO/TS 22002, GFSI-recognized schemes/standards and Regulation 638.


  • PRPs – the preventive approach
  • Food safety hazard categories
  • A basic awareness of pathogenic micro-organisms and the sources of contamination
  • Unintentional contamination: Foreign matter control, prevention of chemical contamination, including prevention of allergen and microbiological cross-contamination
  • Intentional contamination and how to prevent food defense and food fraud mitigation
  • Factory external environment, facility management, equipment control, maintenance and management of the internal environment
  • Product traceability and recall
  • Process control
  • GMP and GHP
  • Temperature control
  • Cleaning, sanitation and disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Waste management
  • Supplier management
  • Personnel hygiene requirements including their facilities
  • Documented procedures and records required
  • Legislation related to PRPs


  • Any person who must implement or maintain prerequisite programmes (PRPs) in the food industry or suppliers to the food industry
  • Those who have had practical experience with application of PRPs but never had formal training
  • Supervisors or managers overseeing PRP implementation


Understanding of:

  • The importance of PRPs and their role  in safe food/ product manufacturing
  • How to implement PRPs, considering  risk-based approach
  • Documentation needed for PRP implementation


No prior learning is required

There is an assessment

A certificate of completion will be issued

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