Bit of background. I just went through training and am now the PCQI for the small brewing company I work for. It's a small and young company and most employees have been here for ages. When I started there was very little structure to the food safety system, short of the steps taken to ensure that our raw cultures weren't compromised.
In my past year, I've revamped the system and now our facility is in great shape! Up until now, I met very little resistance along the way.
Now that I've been asked to get us in full compliance with FSMA, I've been evaluating other aspects we may have been overlooking. One big thing is 'uniform.'
For the most part, people just wear their regular day-to-day clothes. This hasn't posed a big problem, but now summer is sneaking into the scene. I have a few newer employees that want to wear sleeveless tops and tank tops to work. When I tell them that we deal with hot materials and work with chemicals, I get 'that's bullshit' and 'short sleeves don't give any more protection than none.' Today I even got 'if I put hairnets on my armpit hair can I wear a tank top?'
Can anyone point me to some documentation on uniform guidelines for food processing and packaging facilities or, even better, breweries? I feel like my argument isn't very strong, but I feel it is justified. I just know I have other changes to make for uniform requirements and I don't want to meet resistance the whole way through.