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SQF Ed. 8 - 11.3.1.4 Risk Assessment for drinking water in processing

gmp drinking water risk assessment

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#1 FeliciaG

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:47 PM

SQF states "Drinking of water is permissible only under conditions that prevent contamination or other food safety risks from occurring."

 

Any guidance on this clause?  We are a dry manufacturing facility and very cautious about introducing water in processing areas.  We do have a hand washing station in a designated area away from manufacturing lines.  Is this something that SQF auditors will look to see a risk assessment on?  Any experience or ideas on how to control this?

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:47 PM

I suggest you define the area where drinking water is permissible very clearly and train employees that this area is not considered part of the processing area.  Training will need to include that water cannot be carried out of the defined area.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:41 PM

Since it is a dry manufacturing facility don't allow drinking water in the gmp areas, do allow drinking water from a water fountain type set-up in a non-gmp area.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:16 PM

We provide all employees with clear, colorless plastic bottles that can hold only water (no sugar, no flavors, etc.).  We had to find special bottles that did not have to be listed on our glass and brittle plastics register.


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