Can I pick your brains on how you store mops?
We manufacture an ambient stable product in mixing tanks / vessels which are cleaned down using water and detergent after use, (no cleaning equipment used). The production is classed as "Low Risk" by BRC. We've had BRC Grade A for a few years.
In the production areas brushes, mops and squeegies are provided for cleaning the walls and floor. There is a wall mounted storage point to hang the brushes / squeegies etc from.
1. Where is the best place to store the mop and bucket?
2. Should we even be using a string mop?
These are the mops we use:
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Is there a risk of causing environmental micro contamination by storing the mop in the production area, hung up like the brushes
Production staff say they have previously been told that the wet mop-head will breed germs and cause environmental micro contamination, so they store it out in the warehouse. I think storing the mop and bucket in the warehouse and bringing it into the production area at the end of each shift does not reduce / increases the risk of contamination?!
If we're going to worry about micro contamination, should we change to a different type of mopping equipment...
We don't supply Tesco, but if we did our production areas would probably be classed as "medium". I've read that we wouldn't be permitted to use multiple use string mops under the Tesco Food Maufacturing Standard. What sort of mops are used to comply with the Tesco standard?
Mops like these?
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Thanks for your ideas,