I am hoping to get some of your opinions regarding the use of colour coded brooms, mops etc. for a small, low risk vegetable processing plant that does not use any allergen containing products.
Our consultant advised us that we do not need this, and that colour coding is necessary if we were using allergens or if separation between raw, finished or cleaning items was an issue. On the other hand, we have a third party cleaning crew and the owner absolutely insisted that these items are necessary under HACCP. I am not sure if this is a sales pitch or not ...
We have brooms and squeegees stored on the "dirty" side of production (raw materials) and brooms and squeegees stored on the "clean" side (where finished product are packed). There is a wall of separation between the two. Mops and brooms for washrooms are stored away from production in a locked room.
Now of course colour coding looks nice and I do like the idea of it but when it comes to budget, if it isn't absolutely necessary, my manager would like to use what we currently have before purchasing.
Please let me know what you all think. Thanks!
Edited by jperri, 12 November 2019 - 07:57 PM.