Hello Everyone - We need some input for clarifying a clause in SQF Code 7.1, Module 13 with regards to Glass - We are a flexible packaging printer producing food packaging materials seeking SQF Level 1 certification currently working on our Glass Register and Policy - The clause 184.108.40.206 states " Containers, equipment, and other utensils made of glass, porcelain, etc. except for measurement instruments with glass dial covers, etc. shall not be permitted in food processing / contact zones"
We have 2 large, tempered glass light tables that are used for overlay inspection of printed materials against Mylar proofs to ensure all words/ingredients are present (allergen control).- They are a common piece of equipment in the printing industry. My question is: are they allowed to be in areas in the pressroom if you look at the intent of the clause?. We also have an ink technician that is away from the presses, although still located in the pressroom that has a tempered glass work table and tempered mirror.
Your input would be greatly appreciated!