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Posted 02 October 2015 - 08:43 AM

We have a problem with our white coats. The coats have black stains as in the attached file Attached File  20151002_075349.jpg   41.38KB   1 downloads . The contractor does not know what it is and how to solve the problem. We already have some staff in blue coats, the staff wearing blue do not come in contact with the open products. The staff that is still wearing white coats are also wearing aprons so coats will survive longer than 3 laundries. We switched contractor a couple of times already they all promise that they can solve the problem.


So we are now thinking of only wearing blue and red coats, the contractor has blue and red food coats. Is this allowed? We are a packer of deep frozen products and everything is low risk. We pack for Morrisons, ASDA, not yet Tesco, but this is maybe coming.


I would like your opinions on this. I put a document with the coats we would like in the attached file. Attached File  coats.docx   1.26MB   8 downloads


Thanks in advance :)





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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:21 PM

Your coats can be any color you want them to be as long as you have it written into your program what the colors represent. Blue is food contact, red is non food contact etc..



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:25 PM

Agreed, any colour of coats is fine as long as you document what they are used for. We use different colours of coats based on allergens used during that day. Production staff will change their coats if a switch from one allergen to another occurs.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 04:54 PM

I think historically white has been used in some foo processes as it is easier to see if they have become soiled.

In this case it is easy to see the garments are already soiled on receipt.  Case in point.

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