It's my first post asking for advice not sure if I should have divided up the questions or if they are sufficiently related
I'm working on SQF certification for a company with a small staff - under 6 people - operating a few shifts per week in a shared kitchen space and I've run into a few issues:
Repair and maintenance is handled by the owner - not only the facility but also the equipment.
Would you address it as a contract service provider and use an agreed upon specification? Is there maybe a better way?
Obviously there is the operational segregation aspect, but what about the sanitation verification?
Would you cover everything with a pre-op inspection?
It's basically impossible to track/verify what has/has not been processed within the facility. Do you think "visually clean" standard is enough for allergen control? Obviously using something like Neogen swabs for every possible allergen before every shift is pretty costly.
Any thoughts about the best way to do this?
Shared toilet facilities - this was broached in a previous thread, but does anyone have experience with this where it is working well? Do you perform a daily pre-op inspection? Do you have some agreement with owner/manager regarding corrective actions?
Any other issues to watch?
It seems to me this is going to lean pretty heavily on a pre-op inspection carried out in each area before every shift. Do you guys agree? Is there some other approach I'm missing?