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#1 leeemengfah

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

Help require:

 

1) Does tiles flooring with good maintenance accepted for ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000?

 

2) If changing facilities without direct access to production area (high risk area like filling room), will be accepted?

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:37 PM

Tiled floors are usually acceptable with ISO 22000, however, it should not have sections which allows for bacterial growth such as in the grout (cement between each tile.  Even though you may have a strict cleaning and sanitizing programme, there is still the possibility of bacterial growth in these spaces. 

 

with regards, to the changing facilities question, I am not sure what you want to know.  However, ISO 22002-1 which is the pre-requisite standard, states that changing facilities should not open directly on to production, packing or storage areas. So one should not be able to move from the changing facility into the filling or packaging area, etc. directly.  This is to minimize the possibility of cross contamination.

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Charissa


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:48 AM

Hi leemengfah

 

Pls confirm that yr query is for packaging as per this sub-forum. The  OP looks more like FOOD (or Beverage) for which I (and Charissa) have responded.

 

 

Hi Charissa,

 

Tiled floors are usually acceptable with ISO 22000, however, it should not have sections which allows for bacterial growth such as in the grout (cement between each tile.  Even though you may have a strict cleaning and sanitizing programme, there is still the possibility of bacterial growth in these spaces. 

 

with regards, to the changing facilities question, I am not sure what you want to know.  However, ISO 22002-1 which is the pre-requisite standard, states that changing facilities should not open directly on to production, packing or storage areas. So one should not be able to move from the changing facility into the filling or packaging area, etc. directly.  This is to minimize the possibility of cross contamination.

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Charissa

 

 

iso22001-1 is IMO somewhat self-contradictory/ambiguous regarding OP's query. ISO always try to be generic, sometimes inconveniently so.

 

From the iso Standard -

d) have employee hygiene facilities that do not open directly on to production, packing or storage areas;  
e) have adequate changing facilities for personnel;  
f) have changing facilities sited to enable personnel handling food to move to the production area in such a way that risk to the cleanliness of their workwear is minimized.

Two questions came to my mind -

(a) does "hygiene" include "changing" ? I guess YES

(b) which of (d) or (f) takes priority ?

IMEX, for High Risk production areas, the priority typically goes to (f) if food is being handled

 

eg for BRC7 -

 

Generally

Designated changing facilities shall be provided for all personnel, whether staff, visitor or contractor. These shall be sited to allow direct access to the production, packing or storage areas without recourse to any external area. Where this is not possible, a risk assessment shall be carried out and procedures implemented accordingly (e.g. the provision of cleaning facilities for footwear).

(Dubious use of  "shall" ?).

 

But -

 

Where an operation includes a high-risk area, personnel shall enter via a specially designated changing facility at the entrance to the high-risk area.

(no compromises offered).

 

So my theoretical answer to OP's query is NO. Actual iso users' experiences/comments will be interesting if available.


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