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#1 PEACEQUEEN

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

Our Training for Facility and Operational GMP outlines color coding buckets, but we do not handle food so what are we color coding?



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

you could color code your brooms and mops, i considered it for a minute then decided not too, it has not yet been an issue with auditors.

but if you have a policy or procedure that says you do, change it.



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:26 PM

It specifically calls out the following but is very vague.

 

Blue buckets – recyclable Clean material only
Red buckets – Maintenance items
Yellow buckets – Raw material & Scrap labeled for contents
Grey buckets – Product which has made contact with the floor or otherwise deemed as Dirty
 

      All buckets must remain

                 closed with lid!



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:29 PM

I would rewrite your Training and Operational GMP and exclude the "color coding buckets" bit if you are not actually doing an color coding. If the auditor asks to see your color coded buckets or documentation of color coding buckets, you will not have anything to show them. Make sure your written policies and procedures match up to what you are actually doing (and vice versa).



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:20 PM

It really comes down to your purpose of having a color code....allergens? Sanitation? Different materials?



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:03 PM

Sounds to me like someone tried to get fancy with a color coded trash barrel system, but never saw it through.  What color are your trash barrels?  Does the maintenance area have a red one?  I know I have written policies to match procedures already in action, then management changes their mind without telling anyone and all my SOP's are full of little lies.






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