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Guelph, ON

NSF International
125 Chancellors Way, Guelph, ON, N1G 0E7, Canada, 519-821-1246

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Program Description

This course is also available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.

Your prerequisite programs are the foundation of an effective food safety system and are essential to meet regulatory and compliance standards and customer expectations.

This course covers current best practices for developing, documenting and implementing food safety prerequisite programs (PRPs). Robust and effective prerequisite programs prevent contamination and support your HACCP-based food safety system. This course focuses on prerequisite programs as defined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as an accepted approach to a preventive control plan (PCP) and is aligned with the expectations of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

What You’ll Do

  • Identify and categorize hazards
  • Identify appropriate controls for hazards
  • Write a standard operating procedure (SOP)
  • Conduct a gap assessment of your current practices to PRP requirements
  • Check your learning progress with self-assessments throughout the program

This program is also offered through our partners, Alberta Food Processors Association and Perennia (Nova Scotia). Please visit their websites to see course dates and availability.

Credit Details

1.30 CEUs

As an IACET Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education Services offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education Services is authorized by IACET to offer 1.3 CEUs for this program.

Program Benefits

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role documentation plays in effective PRPs
  • Recognize the elements required in documented PRP SOPs
  • Identify prerequisite control measures for food safety hazards
  • List the PRPs and components of PRPs required for food safety
  • Identify steps to PRP implementation and management
  • Begin developing or strengthening your prerequisite programs

For training in Quebec, Canada:
NSF Training and Education Services is accredited by the Labor Market Partners Board for the purposes of the Act to promote the development and recognition of the skills of the workforce. Certificate #0059425.

Who Should Attend
  • Food Safety & Quality Personnel
  • Global Food Safety Personnel
  • HACCP Personnel
  • Ingredient Suppliers
  • Lab Personnel
  • Operations/Maintenance/Sanitation Personnel
  • Owners/Operations of Food Business
  • Plant Managers/Supervisors
  • Product Development Personnel
  • Production Managers/Supervisors
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • QA/QC Personnel
  • Quality Auditors
Program Partners

This program is recognized by the International HACCP Alliance.


NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact mclellanddube@nsf.org one week prior to your class.

On-Site Training

This program is available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.