Well in my pre-assessment my auditor just told me in the report to do a risk assessment, she never mentions to do a few rounds of environmental testing, we low risk and we don't handle food. so I think a risk assessment could be fine. Let's see where folk's inputs goes!
So Jean, I would put a good RA together and forget the swabbing IF your RA deems it unnecessary, according to the code and SQFI only the RA is.....
"Environmental monitoring is not a mandatory requirement so exemption by a risk assessment is allowed.
Please let me know if you need further clarification or have additional questions.
All the best, LeAnn Chuboff"