We had an customer audit yesterday and received a non-conformance relating to our PPA dressing procedure.
We are a low risk site and prepare vegetables which are then further processed by our customers.
The standard PPA consist of ear plugs,hair net, beard snood "if necessary", white coat, wellingtons and blue gloves.
Our procedure is dressing top to toe i.e. 1.sanitize hands, 2.ear plugs 3.hair net 4.white coat 5. wellingtons 6. gloves.
Then into the production area to wash and sanitize the gloves.
The auditor insisted that we should apply the wellingtons after the hairnet.
We have adopted our procedure for several years and it has not been challenged previously.
We have a BRC audit next month and I am reluctant to change the procedure as this has never been highlighted in any previous audits
I was wondering if any one out there is able to clarify this dressing procedure.