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#1 Willis Morgan

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

I need a bit of advice, I have been getting my facility ready for a level 2 SQF audit. It is a process facility that does processed potato product IE baked potatoes, diced Potatoes ect.. Its an older building and all of the wall to floor junctions have small cracks, I have been considering the best way to fix them. I would be interested to hear what others have used to fix this kind of an issue.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:29 AM

I need a bit of advice, I have been getting my facility ready for a level 2 SQF audit. It is a process facility that does processed potato product IE baked potatoes, diced Potatoes ect.. Its an older building and all of the wall to floor junctions have small cracks, I have been considering the best way to fix them. I would be interested to hear what others have used to fix this kind of an issue.

 

Suitable clear or white sealant that can stand to be swept and mopped. Don't use foam sealant as it breaks and doesn't look good thus giving you other food safety problems.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:18 AM

I agree with the clear sealant.  We have used in the past and it works well.  Just make sure you add to your PM program to inspect these areas or add to your monthly inspections of the plant. 


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

Varies by auditor, I've had them ignore them in warehouse space and focus on production areas, but then see wet areas that have gaps (obviously a problem).

 

Any barrier that can be cleaned and prevents water or food particulates from entering an uncleanable gap under/behind the wall should be sufficient.


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