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#1 FSPORG

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 03:57 PM

My plant is SQF certified. I am looking for rules on beard and moustche covers from FSSC 22000 and BRC. If someone could please help me in finding this information. Also, do other facilities wear them over the nose or under?



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 04:34 PM

If you have facial hair - wear one! It doesn't matter so much if it's under or over the nose as long as it covers the hair. It's a matter of personal comfort.

 

The challenge comes in deciding how much facial hair is enough to require one. We all have our opinions, but I would suggest that if it's enough to be styled or trimmed, then they must wear a snood.



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 04:52 PM

I agree. But does the code for BRC or FSSC say anything about hair. it is easiers for me to point out if i have a code to go by. From an FDA standpoint it is very vague. 



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

BRC 7 does.7.4.2 Protective Clothing includes snoods for beards and moustaches, where required, to prevent contamination.



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:00 PM

Thank you very much. Do you know anything about FSSC 22000?



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:01 PM

No. My experience is BRC only. I'm sure someone else can answer.



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Posted 08 December 2015 - 12:24 AM

ISO 22002-1 (a PRP portion of the FSSC 22000) requires complete covering of all facial hair:

 

section: 13.4 Workwear and protective clothing:

 

"Hair, beards, and moustaches shall be protected (i.e. completely enclosed) by restraints unless hazard analysis indicates otherwise."

 

Hope this helps.

 

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 08:09 PM

I am sorry Jelena, I just noticed this response. Thank you very much.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 04:23 AM

So true! I agree with this statement- If you have facial hair - wear one! It doesn't matter so much if it's under or over the nose as long as it covers the hair. It's a matter of personal comfort. The standards for wearing beard and mustache covers should be followed sincerely. As the food requires protection and a certification this is necessary. But if enhanced with useful sources, beard cream to make it manageable, beard can be settled well. I genuinely believe that- yes, beards being in trend, man is grooming the beards in different styles like short and long beard. So its important to have a cover as a protection because of food safety.



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 03:12 AM

BRC 7 does.7.4.2 Protective Clothing includes snoods for beards and moustaches, where required, to prevent contamination.

 

How would you define "where required"? 

 

I am struggling with defining this



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:40 AM

How would you define "where required"? 

 

I am struggling with defining this

 

As per BRC FS (now issue 8) 7.4.2: "...where, required, to prevent product contamination"

 

IG: "snoods must be provided for staff of visitors who have beards or moustaches, where production is needed to prevent contamination, Clear rules must be in place and understood by staff, based on an assessment of the company".

 

Essentially, if someone's facial hair can potentially contaminate the product, they must wear suitable PPE. Usually this is in open food areas and storage, though I'd recommend you do an assessment of your specific process and facility to define the zones and controls.



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:01 PM

My favorite standard has always been "if I can rip one of your hairs out with my fingers, it needs to be covered".

 

It's fun because if anyone wants to argue I get to rip out a chin hair.  :lol2:


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 12:49 PM

7.4.2 Protective clothing shall be available that:
• is provided in sufficient numbers for each employee
• is of suitable design to prevent contamination of the product (as a minimum containing no external
pockets above the waist or sewn-on buttons)
• fully contains all scalp hair to prevent product contamination
includes snoods for beards and moustaches, where required, to prevent product contamination.(If he has hair in his beard only)


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 12:06 PM

My favorite standard has always been "if I can rip one of your hairs out with my fingers, it needs to be covered".

 

It's fun because if anyone wants to argue I get to rip out a chin hair.  :lol2:

 

My favorite standard has always been "if I can rip one of your hairs out with my fingers, it needs to be covered".

 

It's fun because if anyone wants to argue I get to rip out a chin hair.  :lol2:

I too do the same but i just say if i can hold it on my nails then you must remove 






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