I have noticed that SQF is one of the few standards that actually mandates paper towels as opposed to air dryers on plant floors (different in bathrooms). Is this enforced by auditors? Also, if known, is there a protocol that BRC companies with air dryers have to go through to show that their air dryers are "suitably designed and located"?
188.8.131.52 Hand wash basins shall be constructed of stainless steel or similar non-corrosive material and as a
minimum supplied with:
i. A potable water supply at an appropriate temperature;
ii. Liquid soap contained within a fixed dispenser;
iii. Paper towels in a hands free cleanable dispenser;
iv. A means of containing used paper towels; and
v. Hand sanitizers.
Suitable and sufficient hand-washing facilities shall be provided at access to, and at other appropriate points within, production areas. Such hand-washing facilities shall provide as a minimum:
. . . .
single-use towels or suitably designed and located air dryers