Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Risk assessment for service dogs in the facility property


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

Altermanm

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 59 posts
  • 4 thanks
2
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada

Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:48 PM

Hello all,

We are an SQF certified manufacturer of low risk ready to eat food. At the front part of the building, in adjacent to the office area, we have a store that sells some of our products, souvenirs and tools for farmers.  

Once in a while we have a customer with a service dog that comes to the store.

The store has a door to  the storage area that is farther connected to the facility storage area.

Should I perform a documented risk assessment for the dogs inside the store? 

We are trying to figure out what risk is  introduced by the dogs in the store, they are not going to the storage or production area.

 

 

Thank you!



SQFconsultant

    SQFconsultant

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 3,821 posts
  • 960 thanks
852
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:American Patriot
    WWG1WGA
    Never give up, never give in - always win!
    Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts

Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

Should I perform a documented risk assessment for the dogs inside the store? 

 

Fast Answer -- YES you need to and keep it on file as a just in case at audit time.

 

Longer answer -- is your store under your SQF scope of certification ( I ask because we have a client that operates a bakery and has a coffee/donut shop attached) you will need create a policy on acceptance of "service animals" and post a sign authorizing same at entrances - plus do a risk assessment based on possibility of product impact, etc.


Kind regards,
Glenn Oster
 
GOC BUSINESS GROUP | SQF System Development, Implementation & Certification Consultants
Internal Auditor Training - eConsultant - Pre & Post SQF-GAP Audits - Consultant Training
Visit us @ http://www.GlennOster.com  or call us @ 772.646.4115 US-EST 8am-4pm Anyday except Thursday
 
 

Thanked by 1 Member:

Altermanm

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 59 posts
  • 4 thanks
2
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada

Posted 08 August 2019 - 04:47 PM

Should I perform a documented risk assessment for the dogs inside the store? 

 

Fast Answer -- YES you need to and keep it on file as a just in case at audit time.

 

Longer answer -- is your store under your SQF scope of certification ( I ask because we have a client that operates a bakery and has a coffee/donut shop attached) you will need create a policy on acceptance of "service animals" and post a sign authorizing same at entrances - plus do a risk assessment based on possibility of product impact, etc.

Hi Glenn,

Thank you for your response. The store is not in the SQF scope of certification. In this case do I still need a risk assessment?

Thank you!



SQFconsultant

    SQFconsultant

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 3,821 posts
  • 960 thanks
852
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:American Patriot
    WWG1WGA
    Never give up, never give in - always win!
    Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts

Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:50 PM

I'd do one anyway and just hold onto it.


Kind regards,
Glenn Oster
 
GOC BUSINESS GROUP | SQF System Development, Implementation & Certification Consultants
Internal Auditor Training - eConsultant - Pre & Post SQF-GAP Audits - Consultant Training
Visit us @ http://www.GlennOster.com  or call us @ 772.646.4115 US-EST 8am-4pm Anyday except Thursday
 
 

Thanked by 1 Member:

Scampi

    Fellow

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 4,040 posts
  • 1108 thanks
785
Excellent

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:07 PM

BTW at former employer (SQF certified) the family dog was included as part of the "security system" because he'd bark like a maniac..........but he was never in production areas,.........auditor had no issue with it


Please stop referring to me as Sir/sirs


Thanked by 1 Member:

Scampi

    Fellow

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 4,040 posts
  • 1108 thanks
785
Excellent

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:34 PM

I don't think you can legally exclude service dogs btw.....


Please stop referring to me as Sir/sirs


Hoosiersmoker

    Grade - PIFSQN

  • IFSQN Principal
  • 551 posts
  • 196 thanks
82
Excellent

  • United States
    United States

Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:27 PM

Even if the store is not listed in the scope it has a potential impact, albeit very minimal, as it is incidentally connected to the manufacturing facility. The Risk Assessment will show this and explain the reasoning for low / no risk to production. The risk assessment is for the manufacturing plant, not the store. It explores all risk to manufacturing from any potential sources.



Thanked by 1 Member:

Altermanm

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 59 posts
  • 4 thanks
2
Neutral

  • Canada
    Canada

Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:59 PM

Thank you all for your comments! :spoton:






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users