I'm having difficulty with determining what my business need to do in order for us to achieve BRC compliance with the following clause. We are not BRC accredited at the moment and it's a long road before we get to a stage where we will be conducting the pre audit. The part of the clause I'm conflicted with is:
"Toilets shall be adequately segregated and shall not open directly into production or packing areas. "
Now from a gmp/basic hygiene point of view we shouldn't have a toilet block next to a raw material storage area - potential risk of blockages etc results in a high risk to raw materials. The clause states "not open directly", in our case we have 3 separate toilet cubicles each with handwash facilities that then open into a small corridor (no handwash) and that in turn opens into a processing area. In my mind that is not "directly into production or packing areas". But with the added risk due to the raw materials store next door I am pushing to get the toilets relocated to an area removed completely from production/packing.
I would basically just like your thoughts on this, the wording kind of makes us already compliant but from a risk basis I don't think we should be, if that makes sense?