Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:37 PM
Our facility is SQF certified and we are looking into temporarily storing finished product a separate location that we own. I do not know what policies or programs we should have in place here so that we can remain compliant with our CB and other regulations.
I assume we will need applicable training, GMPs, GWPs, and other PRPs related to the processes that will be happening there (shipping).
We also store chemical at this location in an entirely different building, would this cause any issues?
Thanks in advance,
-Looking to see what policies and programs we need in place to store finished product offsite at a different storage.
Will need to let your CB know what you are doing. Your yearly audit will be expanded to include the storage facility, it will add to cost as it has for several of our clients. Your assumption would be correct and add anything for ingress/egress from your own facilty as to shipping areas, storage, etc. Basically since you own the storage facility you will need to include in scope of audit - it is possible that CB will require a site visit now, but I have only seen 1 do this. Will need to ensure pest control and all general services are in place. The interior will be inspection as well as exterior as would your primary facility. As to the chemicals, that area would be subject to inspection as well and would need to meet current requirements having to do with first aid, wash down, containment breach, inventory, etc.
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