In my most recent 3rd party audit, I was told by the auditor that I needed to be testing our indoor air quality.
The only reference I can find to air quality testing, is for compressed air that comes into contact with food or food contact surfaces (10.5.5). We have no compressed air that comes into contact with food or food contact surfaces. The compressed air we do have, is a hose to blow off the packing line at the end of the day, after all food, fcs and packaging has been removed. The line is then cleaned and sanitized, and we have a risk assessment in place to justify not testing this compressed air.
The auditor was talking about a requirement to have our indoor air quality tested.... I do not see anywhere in the SQF code that specifies that requirement. Can anyone help?
Side note: We are a mushroom growing facility, so we are definitely going to have spores in our air. Does anyone here have experience conducting air quality testing in a mushroom/fungus producing facility?
We fall under FSCs 3, 4 & 14.