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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:17 PM

Can anymore give me further clarification or their opinion of this subsection?

 

Which stock is the code refering for a system of quaratine and this dispoal of stock.

 

Is the code refering ot product or materials that have come into contact with insecticides/ pesticides?

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:19 PM

11.6.4 Storage of Hazardous Chemicals and Toxic Substances

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11.6.4.4 Pesticides, rodenticides, fumigants and insecticides shall be stored separate from sanitizers and

detergents. All chemicals shall be stored in their original containers.

 

I take this strictly to mean that you cannot store pesticides and sanitizers together under any circumstances AND you cannot reuse these containers for anything else.  When empty, the containers must be appropiately discarded.

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

The secondary responses on the 7.1 checklist is confusing. As it talks about stock and quarantine system and disposal of stock. Maybe it was an editing error?



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:28 PM

Pete,

 

I am sorry, I am not seeing what you are seeing: Caveat! I MAY be overlooking something as I am multi-tasking....

 

11.6.4 Implementation Guidance

 

Guidance for Developing, Documenting, Implementing,

Maintaining and Auditing an SQF System

SQF Code, Edition 7.1 – Module 11: Food Safety Fundamentals – Good Manufacturing

Practices for Processing of Food Products

© 2013 Food Marketing Institute 53

SQF Code Module 11 Guidance

Document

 

 

What does it mean?

Cleaning chemicals, pesticides, agricultural chemicals, lubricants, oil, grease, boiler chemicals, etc. plus

any other toxic substances must be stored in designated separately secure storage areas.

What do I have to do?

There must be clearly visible means of separation of these groups of chemicals or toxic substances. They

must not be stored on the same shelf or above each other on the same rack. Pest management chemicals

shall be stored separate from cleaning chemicals and separate from engineering chemicals. Bulk containers of

hazardous chemicals or toxic substances must have sufficient spill-proof procedures that ensure that no cross

 

contamination can occur. There must be signage indicating this area is a hazardous chemical storage area.

Chemical delivery systems installed in manufacturing areas will be clearly labelled to identify their use and all

chemical containers connected to these systems will remain connected while in use and identified through

proper labels. Only personnel who have been properly trained in the use of the system will be authorized for

access and use of the system.

Chemical storage areas must comply with local or national regulations, be designed to contain spillages, and

be ventilated, secure and lockable. Only approved and authorized chemicals are to be stored. An inventory of

stored chemicals must be available at all times.

Chemicals must be stores in their original containers or transferred to specifically designed bulk storage units

that are correctly labeled.

Utensils, tools or equipment used for food product must not be stored in the same room as hazardous  

chemicals.

The supplier must ensure that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are readily available and accessible to

personnel handling or coming into contact with hazardous chemicals. The supplier must also ensure that

personnel have been trained in the safe handling and use of all hazardous chemicals in use on site as required

by legislation.

Please refer to 11.2.11.5 for pest control chemicals and 11.2.13.6 for cleaning chemicals.

11.6.4 Auditing Guidance

This element will be audited as part of each facility audit through observation and interviews with

operators, cleaners and pest control personnel. Evidence may include:

• There is one or more designated storage rooms for storing of chemicals;

• Chemical storage rooms are correctly designed and constructed, and meet regulatory

standards;

• Chemical storage rooms are ventilated, secure and lockable;

• There is a detailed inventory of stored chemicals;

• The inventory agrees with the actual stock in store;

• Only authorized chemicals are stored;

• There is appropriate signage indicating the area as a hazardous storage area;

• The chemical storage areas are separate from food production areas;

• There is spill control and spill kits available in the chemical storage rooms;

• There are no food processing tools, utensils or equipment stored with hazardous chemicals;

• Daily/shift supplies of chemicals are stored correctly;

• Packaging is not stored in an area used to store hazardous chemicals;

• Sanitizers and detergents are not stored with pesticides or other toxic chemicals

• Chemicals are stored in original containers;

• There are instructions on safe handling of chemicals available.

 

11.6.5 Alternative Storage and Handling of Goods

11.6.5.1 Where goods described in 11.6.1 to 11.6.4 are held under temporary or overflow conditions that are

not designed for the safe storage of goods, a risk analysis shall be undertaken to ensure there is no risk to the

integrity of those goods or contamination or adverse effect on food safety and quality.

11.6.5 Implementation Guidance

What does it mean?

There may be times when temporary or overflow storage is required for refrigerated goods, ingredients,

packaging materials or chemicals. This must be an occasional occurrence only and must not become the

status quo. Temporary storage must be evaluated according to a risk analysis.

What do I have to do?

Where temporary or overflow storage is used, a risk analysis must be undertaken to ensure the stored

product is not at risk or pose a risk to products, processes or personnel. The risk analysis must be

documented and be available every time overflow storage is applied.

In particular:

• Frozen or refrigerated product must be held at the required temperature and in clean and sanitary

conditions;

• Dry ingredients, and packaging materials must be held in a dry, clean area that is free from pests;

• Chemicals must be stored in a safe secure area that complies with local regulations and does not

pose a risk to personnel or other products.

11.6.5 Auditing Guidance

This element will be audited as part of each facility audit through observation and interviews with

operators. Evidence may include:

• Alternative storage is being used;

• Risk analysis has been conducted for alternative storage;

• Materials or products are not being stored continuously in temporary storage;

• There is no risk of product contamination from the use of temporary storage.


Edited by Setanta, 20 February 2014 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:06 PM

Please that a look at a screenshot of the SQF Code Checksheet 7.1 it is from SQFI store

 

http://www.sqfi.com/...ductNumber=0002

 

I am in complicance with the code, but the supporting SFQI document don't make sense.

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

Aaaah.  I understand.

 

I would still take that to mean whether or not your chemicals are locked up and do you have a plan for disposal of the empty containers.  In our instance, our Pest Control contractor does not leave anything on site and either our sanitation service or our back warehouse personnel dispose of the chemical barrels the day they are empty.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:33 AM

Can anymore give me further clarification or their opinion of this subsection?

 

Which stock is the code refering for a system of quaratine and this dispoal of stock.

 

Is the code refering ot product or materials that have come into contact with insecticides/ pesticides?

 

Pete

 

Hi Pete,

 

It is a requirement that pest management chemicals are stored separate from cleaning chemicals and separate from engineering chemicals. Chemicals must be stored appropriately and separate from any food materials or products and used chemical containers disposed of correctly

Obsolete is covered in 11.2.13.7 iii. Unused and obsolete detergents and sanitizers are stored under secure conditions while waiting authorized disposal by an approved vendor. An auditor would expect the same of all obsolete hazardous chemicals.

Quarantine is covered in 2.4.6 Non-conforming Product or Equipment i. Non-conforming product is quarantined, identified, handled and disposed of in a manner that minimizes the risk of inadvertent use, improper use or risk to the integrity of finished product;
 

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Tony






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