We are in the early stages of creating a food safety management system, pursuing SQF Certification. We have a flexo printer and we currently manage the waste ourselves. The ink waste passes into a storage tank, then into a treatment tank, then flows out into a dumpster to "set up". At this stage it is exposed.
Currently, our waste ink system is located inside the processing area, 15 feet from where raw materials (unused ink, master rolls) are stored during the production process.
My question is, do we need to move this entire process out of the production area? Please share thoughts, experience, and clarifications.