Prerequisite Programs (GMPs, SOP, SSOPs, GRPs)

Prerequisite Programs are the foundational food safety programs required as support for any HACCP based food safety system.  Prerequisites can be:

  • Prerequisite programs (PREs and PPs)
  • termed “operational” meaning determined in a hazard analysis
  • GMPs: Good Manufacturing Practices (policies)
  • GRPs: Good Retail Practices (such as those found in the US FDA model Food Code)
  • SOPs: Standard Operating Procedures
  • SSOPs: Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
  • MRs: Manufacturers Requirements
  • FRMs: Forms for record keeping
  • WIs: Work instructions