We manufacture glass bottles for the liqueur industry and some food jars. We have yet to be certified for FSSC 22000 but have our fist stage of the audit at the end of the month. Our facility is not air conditioned and it gets to be over 100 degrees sometimes inside the packing house. They stopped allowing sleeveless shirts a few years back before I got here, just because they were getting prepared for food safety but no risk assessment was complete. Historically before then, no contamination issues came from them wearing sleeveless shirts and no customer complaints that I could find. Could sleeveless shirts be okay if I have a risk assessment? I came from distribution (a food storage warehouse before it went to grocery store) and we allowed sleeveless shirts and were SQF certified, I am new to manufacturing of packing so I just need a little help.
This is all it says in the standards:
4.10.1Workwear and protective clothing
The organization shall ensure that personnel who work in or enter into production or storage areas shall wear work clothing which is fit for purpose, in good condition and which not present any potential for contamination. Work clothing shall be suitably segregated from personal clothing. Where appropriate, work clothing or other adequate protection shall provide coverage so that hair, perspiration and loose items cannot contaminate raw materials, intermediate products, food packaging or equipment based on a food safety hazard analysis. Where gloves are used for food packaging contact, they shall be fit for purpose and in good condition. Personal protective equipment, where required, shall be designed to prevent contamination and shall be maintained in hygienic condition.
Edited by LauraIsaiah, 17 July 2019 - 03:41 PM.