Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Greetings and hand washing requirements

Hand washing

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Big Wally

Big Wally

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 58 posts
  • 20 thanks
2
Neutral

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana

Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:07 PM

Hello everybody,

I am a new guy to this wonderful site and am grateful for this great resource. 

I work at a flexible packaging facility.  We are working towards achieving Level 2 SQF certification. A member of our SQF team attended a seminar in which multiple SQF Professionals stated that hands must be washed all the way up to the elbows. 

1. Are auditors really looking for this?

2. Should an exception be written for long sleeves?

 

Thank you for any help in this matter.

 

Big Wally



#2 pooled

pooled

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 123 posts
  • 60 thanks
5
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ottawa, Ontario
  • Interests:QA,Health & Safety, GFSI, HACCP, Produce, Surfing

Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:27 PM

Personally I have not heard of the requirement that hands be washed up to the elbow, it should take 20 seconds with warm water & soap. The paper towel should be used to dry hands, turn off the taps & then thrown in the garbage but thats all just best practice.



Thanked by 1 Member:

#3 Charles.C

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 18,608 posts
  • 5210 thanks
1,186
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:47 AM

Hello everybody,

I am a new guy to this wonderful site and am grateful for this great resource. 

I work at a flexible packaging facility.  We are working towards achieving Level 2 SQF certification. A member of our SQF team attended a seminar in which multiple SQF Professionals stated that hands must be washed all the way up to the elbows. 

1. Are auditors really looking for this?

2. Should an exception be written for long sleeves?

 

Thank you for any help in this matter.

 

Big Wally

 

Hi Big Wally,

 

Looks like you have proven that SQF have a sense of humour.

 

Or perhaps the Sample were all  Engineers.

 

PS - Welcome to the Forum :welcome:


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


Thanked by 1 Member:

#4 colbymilan

colbymilan

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 5 posts
  • 1 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:15 AM

Good question. Personally I have not heard about these kind of stuff and requirements. But it should be followed, there is no harm in following it. Professional start up!



Thanked by 1 Member:

#5 tadelong

tadelong

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 80 posts
  • 11 thanks
12
Good

  • Canada
    Canada

Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:32 PM

If I see someone carrying eggs in their elbows I'll start asking for it.



#6 Dr.Khan

Dr.Khan

    DR

  • IFSQN Senior
  • 314 posts
  • 130 thanks
28
Excellent

  • Australia
    Australia
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney
  • Interests:Food, Reading technical information,provding technical help in QA,R&D,staff Training, products and processes optimisation, watching documentaries and making presentations
    AM available as consultant in Quality Assurance, Product & process development/ optimisation, staff training and trouble shooting in complex manufacturing Environment

    Cal me on +61411588329 to discuss your requirements.

    Am available for International Assignments

Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:22 PM

Big Wally

 

I have not heard of this requirement. Neither I have seen any auditor following it during the audit. In my opinion hands should be washed throughly to ensure that chances of contamination of food are minimized.

 

Kind regards

 

Humaid Khan

MD Halal International



Thanked by 1 Member:

#7 Simon

Simon

    IFSQN...it's My Life

  • IFSQN Admin
  • 12,492 posts
  • 1314 thanks
695
Excellent

  • United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Manchester
  • Interests:Married to Michelle, Father of three boys (Oliver, Jacob and Louis). I enjoy cycling, walking and travelling, watching sport, especially football and Manchester United. Oh and I love food and beer and wine.

Posted 10 March 2016 - 07:13 AM

Welcome to the IFSQN Big Wally.

 

:welcome:

 

Regards,

Simon


hand-pointing-down.gif
 
Get FREE bitesize education with IFSQN webinar recordings.
 
Download this handy excel for desktop access to over 140 Food Safety Friday's webinar recordings.
https://www.ifsqn.com/fsf/Free%20Food%20Safety%20Videos.xlsx

 
Check out IFSQN’s extensive library of FREE food safety videos
https://www.ifsqn.com/food_safety_videos.html

 

recommend-us-on-facebook.png






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users