I currently work in a distribution center that supplies food to large supermarkets and many types of restaurants. Our current allergen management program has a constantly updated list of all current allergens in stock (everything is individually packaged, box in box out). A previous third party auditor (before my time) strongly suggested we color code and label all allergens in the pick slot.
My question is, does anyone see any logic in that? I don't..
The items constantly move throughout the facility, we tend to order based on customer need and stock as little as possible. As I said, everything is box in/box out (we are NOT manufacturing). I asked the current PCQI why the heck the auditor said we need to label the pick slot for allergens, her reply was "maybe so the employees know there are allergens in case they are allergic."
Can anyone here see a need why we should continue this process? I came in with a "let's do what we say we do" goal, and we are currently not doing that.