The AIB GMP and Prerequisite Guide: A Foundation for Food Safety and HACCP

AIB International has identified 26 programs that we consider to be prerequisites for establishing the foundation to food safety and HACCP. The AIB GMP and Prerequisites Guide is a valuable reference tool that can be used to develop Prerequisite Programs and then audit and inspect them once implemented. After studying each chapter, we challenge you to examine your facility’s existing program, or develop a new program if one is not currently in place, and implement the lessons learned. Then, use the Inspecting and Auditing Worksheets provided for each chapter to evaluate the effectiveness of your program. The Guide can also be used as a consultation, troubleshooting, and assessment tool. The information available in every chapter will help you identify areas for improvement in existing plant programs. Solve ongoing and repetitive problems quickly and easily with the suggestions provided in each chapter.


This guide contains 26 chapters, which are categorized into four sections. Useful forms, exercises, and additional resources are available throughout the Guide to enhance the learning experience. In the appendix, an Inspecting and Auditing Worksheet is available for each of the 26 chapters.

Personnel Prerequisites

  • Personnel Practices Program
  • Body Fluids Program
  • Employee Safety Program
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Customer Complaints Program

Foreign Material Prerequisites

  • Foreign Matter Program
  • Chemical Control Program
  • Microbial Control Program
  • Allergen Control Program
  • Glass and Brittle Plastics Program
  • Metal to Metal Program

Operational Prerequisites

  • Sanitation Program
  • Outside Grounds Program
  • Buildings Program
  • Plant Maintenance Program
  • Pest Management Program
  • Equipment and Utensils Program
  • Transportation and Storage Program
  • Temperature Control Program
  • Air Quality Program
  • Water Quality Program

Regulated Prerequisites

  • Regulatory Affairs and Inspections Program
  • Food Plant Defense Program
  • Recall Program
  • Traceability Program
  • Labeling Program

To further enhance this tool we have included an interactive Resource CD with all of the forms, posters, and Inspecting and Auditing Worksheets in the Guide. The worksheets can be used during self-inspections to note findings and recommended corrective or preventive actions.

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