Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Verification of prerequisite programs for HACCP system implemented in date fruit packaging line


Mohamed M. Abd El-Razik 1,3 *, El-Sayed A. Abd El-Hady 1,2, Ahmed A. Al-Hassan 1, Mohamed G. E. Gadallah 1,3

Recieved Date: 2017-01-04, Accepted Date: 2017-03-22


The objective of this study was to verification prerequisite programs related to HACCP system in date fruits packaging establishment in Qassim region, where the HACCP prerequisite programs and food safety practices during different packaging steps of date fruits were assessed. Results indicated that, proper food safety practices and prerequisite programs were implemented especially the microbiological results of water, air, working surfaces and swabs of workers were satisfactory and in conformity with the values recorded in the regulation of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the rural Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Food & Drug Authority. The weakness points of implementing prerequisite programs could be namely the lack of documentation practices and low level of food hygiene training. Therefore, date fruits packaging establishment that want to implement HACCP system should be defined and implemented standard operating procedures during implementation prerequisite programs.


Date packaging, GMPs, HACCP, prerequisite programs, SOPs, verification

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2017
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 41-46

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