What is a building program?
A building program in food facilities seeks to identify and correct problems, or prevent them entirely. Such a program can increase food and worker safety.
A building program should start with the facility’s construction, since a building’s structure is vital for maintaining health and safety. A well-developed program will make sure the food processing facility is designed and built to minimize possible sources of contamination while encouraging sanitation and maintenance.
Any facility safety program should incorporate building design and construction materials. This can help with other safety issues such as pest management, storage, operations, and quality control.1