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#1 paulbidvest

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 01:48 PM

information required please I have been asked by an employee why we cannot have a water fountain in the storage area. I have reviewed the BRC and 8.2.3 which say no eating or drinking. what is people thoughts on a fountain?


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:33 PM

I have worked in a few BRC and SQF plants and they have all had drinking fountains and most of them out on the processing floor.  If you went to a dispenser (5 gallon type) keep them in an office or control room with single use conical cups and you should be fine.  In my experience of course.

 

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:34 PM

I would conduct a risk assessment based upon your process as many different factors could come into play: location, product flow, GMP adherence, etc.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 07:11 PM

Yep. Risk assess it. 

Generally speaking, I don't see any issues with having drinking fountains in processing areas, so a storage area should be even less risk.

 

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#5 Tony-C

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:09 AM

information required please I have been asked by an employee why we cannot have a water fountain in the storage area. I have reviewed the BRC and 8.2.3 which say no eating or drinking. what is people thoughts on a fountain?

 

Hi Paul,

 

I don't see why you couldn't providing there is not any risk to product but what I would ask is why do you need to? Do conditions get hot and humid such that there is need for water between breaks?

 

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#6 Charles.C

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:13 AM

Hi paulbidvest,

 

A good general  topic for assents / dissents -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...roduction-area/

http://www.ifsqn.com...ant-floor-cgmp/


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Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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