I have provided a copy of our knife policy for you to base yours off of. I hope this helps out. We are a hard baked pretzel company.
***********, Inc. has established, documented and implemented a knife control policy, which is communicated to all staff and monitored to ensure it has been effectively implemented.
2.1 ***********, Inc.. issues all knives and scrapers that are used in the processing area. The use of personal knives and scrapers is prohibited. The company is currently using a white handle Dexter knife and scraper.
2.2 All knives/scrapers are to be free of markings and tape.
2.3 If a knife or scraper breaks on the floor during production all the broken pieces must be located. If the pieces cannot be located the Line must be shut down and inspected for the broken pieces. All chipped or broken knives/scrapers must be returned to management before a new knife/scraper is issued.
2.4 All employees working in the processing area must clean and sanitize the knives/scrapers at the start of their shift everyday. A daily signoff sheet QMR 028 Weekly Knife Sanitation Check Off Sheet is hanging on the wall near Line 5.
2.5 ***********, Inc. issues utility knives to employees. Extra blades for the utility knives are kept in the Supervisors Office. Employees must return the old blade before a new blade is issued.
3.1 QMR 028 Weekly Knife Sanitation Check Off Sheet
QMR 028 Weekly Knife Sanitation Check Off Sheet