My company (cookie and crackers manufacturer) is in the process of implementing FSSC 22000, we initially started with BRC but found the requirements too rigid and therefore changed to FSSC 22000. Currently our employees wash there own protective clothing, presently my company does not want to take on the added cost of laundering the clothing internally or by laundry mat.
Does anyone have a procedure or policy that could guide employees on washing their own workwear and any validation method that could be used by the company to verify that process is effective.
I plan to do a risk assessment for self care of protective clothing, validate by microbiological testing using a sampling plan and by swabbing on a predetermined basis to ensure continues compliance.
Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I am all about controlled laundering however management does not want to go this route.