Tuesday, June 2, 2009

PAS 220:2008 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety hazards. It applies to all organizations, regardless of size or complexity. It also applies to all who are involved in the manufacturing step of the food chain and wish to implement PRP in such a way as to address the requirements specified in ISO 22000. (ISO 22000 and Impact of PAS 220)
PAS 220:2008 is not designed or intended for use in other parts of the food supply chain. Food manufacturing operations are diverse and not all of the requirements specified in this PAS apply to an individual establishment or process.
PAS 220:2008 specifies detailed requirements to be considered including:
Construction and layout of buildings and associated utilities (PAS 220:2008, Construction and Layout of Building)
Layout of premises, including workspace and employee facilities
Supplies of air, water, energy and other utilities
Supporting services, including waste and sewage disposal
Suitability of equipment and its accessibility for cleaning, maintenance and preventive maintenance
Management of purchased materials
Measures for the prevention of cross contamination
Cleaning and sanitizing
Pest control
Personnel hygiene.
It also adds other aspects that are considered relevant to manufacturing operations:
Product recall procedures
Product information and consumer awareness
Food defence, biovigilance and bioterrorism

You can also get information
PAS 220 Core Requirements

What does PAS 220:2008 Specify?

source:BSI GROUP


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