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#1 paulbidvest

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 01:48 PM

information required please I have been asked by an employee why we cannot have a water fountain in the storage area. I have reviewed the BRC and 8.2.3 which say no eating or drinking. what is people thoughts on a fountain?



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:33 PM

I have worked in a few BRC and SQF plants and they have all had drinking fountains and most of them out on the processing floor.  If you went to a dispenser (5 gallon type) keep them in an office or control room with single use conical cups and you should be fine.  In my experience of course.

 

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#3 Ekivlen

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:34 PM

I would conduct a risk assessment based upon your process as many different factors could come into play: location, product flow, GMP adherence, etc.



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 07:11 PM

Yep. Risk assess it. 

Generally speaking, I don't see any issues with having drinking fountains in processing areas, so a storage area should be even less risk.

 

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#5 Tony-C

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:09 AM

information required please I have been asked by an employee why we cannot have a water fountain in the storage area. I have reviewed the BRC and 8.2.3 which say no eating or drinking. what is people thoughts on a fountain?

 

Hi Paul,

 

I don't see why you couldn't providing there is not any risk to product but what I would ask is why do you need to? Do conditions get hot and humid such that there is need for water between breaks?

 

Regards,

 

Tony



#6 Charles.C

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:13 AM

Hi paulbidvest,

 

A good general  topic for assents / dissents -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...roduction-area/

http://www.ifsqn.com...ant-floor-cgmp/


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 05 June 2020 - 11:43 AM

Because there might be a flood.



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Posted 05 June 2020 - 12:47 PM

And I couldn't get permission to have a small fountain in our cafe. We thought that the fountain and beautiful live music would create a pleasant atmosphere for our cafe. But we don't have the right to do this, because the cafe is located on the 1st floor of a residential building, so we didn't get permission. But I don't understand how our small decorative fountain could cause inconvenience to the residents of the house. So we found a solution to this problem and installed a fountain in our backyard. Actually, this is more of a pool with a fountain, we ordered a water pump for the pool, you can read this article about the best solar water pumps and understand what I'm talking about. It looks very beautiful, but it's a pity that our clients won't be able to enjoy this beauty.


Edited by nisayvx, 05 June 2020 - 12:50 PM.





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