I have a question concerning false fingernails and fingernail polish (covered by a glove) in a food packaging plant. The SQF code does not explicitly state false fingernails/fingernail polish is not allowed. Section 18.104.22.168 states, “The manufacturing process shall be controlled such that the packaging material produced is safe and free from contamination." However, the guidance document does explicitly state false fingernails are not allowed.
Our current policy does not allow false nails or nail polish but we are reviewing this policy to allow it if the person wears gloves and the gloves are checked/replaced frequently.
Opinions on this are appreciated.