Good afternoon everyone,
My team and I are in the process of replacing all of our processing tables. Currently, we have a lot of wooden tables which is a big risk in the food safety world. We are a packaging manufacturer that is trying to supply the food industry and when the company was started wood was never a concern for the given markets.
The SQF standard states "126.96.36.199 Equipment and utensils shall be designed, constructed, installed, operated and maintained so as not to pose a contamination threat to the product. "
These tables are used mainly for packaging and folding. Some light trimming may be performed on these tables as well, so we don't want to generate fragments either.
We have done some research on stainless steel tables (which is ideal) and they can be pricey for the amount we are going to need to purchase. Has anyone had any experience with any other surfaces as an alternative?