We had an SQF gap assessment that had issue with overhead roof drain pipes that cross over some of our production equipment (we are a flexible food packaging manufacturer).
Clause 18.104.22.168 (re: waste trap system)
Comments: Overhead waste pipes run over where exposed packaging material are at the machines.
Recommendation: Recommend risk assessment and regular inspections until permanent action taken to cover pipes or exposed material.
This was listed as a critical non-conformance in the report. During the closing meeting it was mentioned and I thought this would be something we could address solely by regular inspections - these pipes have never leaked. Based on past precedence would it be safe to say the risk is low and that the permanent solution could be the regular inspections in and of themselves?
Have any of you on here ever had this come up in a gap assessment or an audit and, if so, how did you address it?