We are an SQF level 2 packaging facility. We handle direct and indirect food contact products. We are currently looking at leasing additional space to store only finished goods (Approx 20k sqft.). The facility itself is 100k sqft. and is AIB certified.
My question is; will we need a physical barrier (ie. wall) between the AIB and SQF declared areas? Would just a fence work? There is a pest program in place, floors walls and ceiling are in great shape, dock doors are new & that is all from their last AIB audit.
The work that is being done in the AIB certified area does not produce anything hazardous, its actually in a similar industry to what we will be doing in the SQF zone. Obviously cost is always an issue, so I am open to all suggestions. Section 13.6 of edition 8.1 helps, but I wanted to see what opinions I could find on here. Also remember, we will not be doing any manufacturing here, it will simply be for storage of finished goods.
Caveat - We do not want to certify the entire building under SQF!
Thanks in advance.