ISO/TS 22002-4:2013 Prerequisite Programs of Food Safety for Food Packaging Manufacturing

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ISO 22000 sets out specific food safety requirements for organizations in the food chain. One requirement is that organizations establish, implement and maintain prerequisite programs (PRPs) to assist in controlling food safety hazards. Intended use of food packaging needs to be fully understood so that any food safety hazard can be identified or addressed through appropriate food packaging design.

This course is designed for you to understand the requirements for packaging design which have been included within a new publicly available specification, ISO/TS 22002-4 (formerly PAS 223) - Prerequisite programmes (PRPs) and design requirements for food safety in the manufacture and provision of food packaging.  


  • Introduction (Scope, Normative references, Terms and definitions)
  • Transition from PAS 223 to ISO/TS 22002-4; general differences and changes
  • Overview on FSSC 22000 scheme based on ISO/TS 22002-4
  • Clause 4: Generic PRPs
  • 4.1 Establishment
  • 4.2 Layout and Workspace
  • 4.3 Utilities
  • 4.4 Waste Disposal
  • 4.5 Equipment suitability, cleaning and maintenance
  • 4.6 Management of purchased materials and services
  • 4.7 Measures for prevention of Contamination
  • 4.8 Cleaning
  • 4.9 Pest Control
  • 4.10 Personnel Hygiene and Facilities
  • 4.11 Rework
  • 4.12 Withdrawal Procedures
  • 4.13 Storage and Transport
  • 4.14 Food Packaging information and customer communication
  • 4.15 Food defence and bioterrorism


Upon completion of the course, you are expected to:
  • Know how to implement ISO/TS 22002-4 Pre-Requisite Programs for Food Safety: Food Packaging Manufacturing alongside ISO 22000 in a cost-effective manner.
  • Identify key differences and changes between auditing FSSC 22000 based on ISO/TS 22002-4 and auditing PAS 223
  • Understand the specific requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programs (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety for food packaging design and manufacture.


This training is highly beneficial for individuals involved in preparing the FSSC 22000 compliant documentation and implementation requirements particularly those in the food packaging industry.

Note: SGS shall provide only generic information and advice which are freely available in the public domain.
SGS will not provide company-specific advice towards any development and implementation of managements systems for eventual certification, which contravenes requirements of the IAF Guidance (i.e. provision of consultancy services).

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