Hello Everyone Happy Monday!
I am putting together our allergen management program for our facility. We are working on obtaining SQF Certification and I would like to advice on how to approach creating an allergen management for a facility that does not bring in any allergens (We consider ourselves allergen free). What I know from SQF is sites that do not handle allergenic materials or produce allergenic products shall document, implement and maintain an allergen management program addressing at a minimum the mitigation of introducing unintended allergens through supplier, contract manufacturer, employee and visitor activities. I am needing some assistance understanding and performing a risk-analysis and assessment of workplace-related food allergens from locker rooms, lunch rooms, and visitors. Can anyone provide me with an example to go off of. I am in the middle of doing a risk assessment for the products in the plant but could use some guidance for the other.
I am also wondering about validation - do we need to do allergen swabbing more than annually ? Is this something that is required for a facility that does not produce with any allergens? We conduct ATP swabbing but not for allergens.
Thanks in advance :)