Is there a temperature guide for the Hand Washing requirement in the SQF Code (12.3.2)? This is what it says:
220.127.116.11 Hand wash basins shall be provided, and in accessible locations throughout the facility as required.
18.104.22.168 Hand wash basins shall be constructed of stainless steel or similar non-corrosive material and as a minimum supplied with:
i. A potable water supply at an appropriate temperature;
Who determines the "appropriate temperature?" I have a frozen warehouse that has an instant water heater installed. It will only heat the water to 20 degrees above ambient temperature. So if the temp is 30 degrees, the water will heat to 50 degrees. Is this is an "appropriate" temperature? The requirement is too subjective for me if I am to fight for a warmer water supply for the employees in the freezer.
Does anyone know where I can find a reference that I may use for justification?