We are working towards SQF Certification(previously level 2) and hope to be ready by the middle of next year. I have researched my specific questions around this topic to no avail.
I am currently working through the Chemical program and list. There is some confusion on what should be included on the Approved chemical list. We have food grade and nonfood grade areas in our facility. Currently I have the chemicals we use on the production floor and the chemicals in our maintenance shop listed.
Should paints and caulking be on this list?
Should cleaners used in the office, and hand soaps be on the list?
We are going to include the cleaning chemicals used for our lab equipment on the list, but if there are, for example Lysol wipes or Windex in the lab should this be on the list?
Should the list include the amount on hand of each item as well?
The code seems very relaxed around what exactly I am supposed to set up with this list. My initial thought was to have the main iron clad list of chemicals we use in production and the other items have on a separate list, that represents "yes they are in the facility but not in processing areas."
Please any guidance would be appreciated.