How does your visitor policy look when it comes to GMP, them being ok to wear open toe shoes when visiting the plant? Now its of course mandatory for employees to comply, but should visitors also wear closed shoes? And what are the main reasons for visitors also wearing closed shoes? It causes a little awkwardness when they come with open toes and we instruct them to wear closed toe shoes. I'd like to hear what other companies are doing with this. We are SQF level 3 certified.
Our SQF clients have GMP sheets for Employees, Visitors and Contractors.
For Visitors it is almost identical to employees with some differences. as to closed shoes (without openings - except of course where the foot goes in ha ha) and if they don't have closed shoes either they are not getting in or you would need to provide with a shoe covering, etc.
Recently one of our clients had a surprize visit by a big customer who asked to do a walk thru of the facility - the QA was not there and apparently the receptionist got nervous and let the customer walk thru the facility with open toe shoes, earings on, no hair net....
A week later there was a letter issued by the customer asking why the company employee allowed the person into the facility without following the Visitor GMP's.
Try to explain that one.
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