Thank you all for the comments, greatly appreciated. So even if our overhead lights are either shatter-proof or have the safety tubing in case of shattering, we still have to include all light fixtures on our list, AND need to inspect at minimum monthly?
One other question is about wooden-handled utensils. We have many utensils with wood handles which I"m now guessing will need to be added to "wood" registry and/or replaced with plastic? If they are not food-contact, can they still be used?
All glass and plastic items in your production area should be on the main registry. If you can defend separating them out into different inspection checklists (daily high risk for buttons and dials on equipment near the production line, vs monthly inspection of a clock hanging far away from production lines), that can help avoid making inspections overly tedious. Almost every SQF auditor I've had likes to get a copy of the full registry and then make me show them any plastic they find is on the registry.
No plant I've worked at was able to get away with wood handled tools in the production area, not even push brooms. Wood simply cannot be sanitized to anyone's satisfaction, all tools needed to have plastic or metal handles.
Edited by jfrey123, 19 July 2022 - 05:04 PM.