I am currently in the process of reviewing our Hygiene Policy. We are currently working towards BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution.
All of our products are packaged at contract manufacturers and require ambient storage, so there is no physical handling of the food products outside of the primary or secondary packaging.
What would be the requirement regarding illness reporting/communicable diseases in this case? Would it be more lenient than the standard 48 hour from last symptom requirement? And smoking (what specifically would the BRC standard be wanting me to state in this section?)? And to what extent are these requirements extended to office only staff?
I am struggling with these two points particularly as all of my previous workplaces have been manufacturing plants and not simply warehouse and distribution.
I want to avoid being over the top in my approach as unfortunately the management of the company see BRC as a necessary evil, and to only do what is necessary to pass the audit.
Thanks all in advance.