I work in a small factory (very small) and we produce popcorn. I moved up from production to SQF/QC and am beginning to work towards a Level 2 certification.
A huge issue/argument going on right now is the whole hair net and beard net situation. Being a small business, people have been here for 10+ years and are used to not having to wear either of these.
I made it rather clear in my GMP Policy that: "A hair net must be worn in the production facility" and "Visible facial hair should be covered with a beard net".
Needless to say, the second it hit the printer, half the staff was in my office saying it's ridiculous.
My question is, is there any flexibility on these rules? Someone brought up wearing a cap instead of a hairnet. Someone also mentioned allowing facial hair that is less than 1/4" long.
I feel like I'm going to just have to be the "bad guy" and enforce the rules I currently have in place. Though if anyone else has ideas to keep my staff happy, I'd gladly take them!