We are SQF certified and currently have manual soap and sanitize dispensers in our facility which we buy bulk soap and sanitizer to refill. I recently looked into getting touch-less units to replace our current units and upon doing so, a vendor I reached out to said he has thought and noticed that everyone that is SQF is switching to touch-less. Now, I know no where in the standard it says specifically you need to use touch-less but it is a choice to do so anyways? Our facility has been audited for 5+ years against the SQF code and it was never brought up by any auditor. Just looking for other opinions and comments while we look at this change.
Thank you all!
If you have high risk areas and fall under Module 11 - this is the requirement for hands free
188.8.131.52 The following additional facilities shall be provided in high risk areas: i. Hands free operated taps; and ii. Hand sanitizers.
Now, in the event you do have high risk areas, it just means that your auditor has missed it - but that doesn't mean you are off the hook.
And yes, I agree with the provider of sinks - the trend is moving away from touch to no touch, most of our clients are no touch and about 1/2 are low risk.
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