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#1 jenky

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:01 PM

Hello All --

My organisation is opening a new operations facility. The building was existing and we are retrofitting it to a food processing plant. One of the challenges we face is that we will share a truck court on one side of the site with another warehouse. This poses an issue for our food defense program - how do we control access to our grounds and facility? We are proposing partially fencing the site and using a combination of video survelliance and controlled access to the building (biometric scanners). Will this satisfy regulatory and 3rd party auditors? Has anyone dealt with a similar situation? Any suggestions?

Thanks for any advice.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:00 AM

Jennifer,
It's my opinion that what you propose would be adequate. When Food Defense first became a hot topic, security consulting firms were recommending virtual prisons as the answer. In the real world, however, your most likely cause of intentional adulteration will be from disgruntled current or former employees who somehow still have access to your facility.
You can spend millions of dollars on external security and not actually make your facility more secure.
Reasonable fencing, external lighting and security cameras, if they are actually monitored in real time and locked doors are more than sufficient.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:13 AM

I think that what ever you have right now will be enough for the auditors.

We also have similar problem as you. Initial part of both warehouse and production facility have a common ground where trucks can travel. Rest of the part is covered with gates and fence. We have secured access and camera. Till date we have not faced any problem with audits.



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Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:29 AM

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.






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