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Is a Partial Internal Wooden Wall painted and in good condition ok?

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:21 PM


We are a label company that currently is working towards SQF compliance. We did a gap assessment of our facility and we have a question. Currently we have a half wall around the interior perimeter of the facility. This wall is particle board that is painted and in good condition. I am wondering if anyone has a similar situation or  can provide insight on if the half wall can stay or what steps we should take.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:56 PM

We put up walls similar to this over all our wooded walls.  Very easy to clean, easy to spot damage, and easy to install. 




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Posted 07 March 2018 - 04:33 PM

Timwoodbag's recommendation of FRP as a wall material is great. However I don't think you need to worry. Wood walls are permitted if they're painted and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition in areas that are not expected to get wet.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:27 PM

I agree with FurFarmandFork, If they are a wall, first of all, and they are painted, monitored and on an inspection and cleaning schedule you're covered but I would weigh the cost of the work to maintain and monitor against a one time installation that will eliminate the potential for a non-conformance.

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