Lawn care and maintenance is considered nonessential in my state. In your opinion, is it acceptable under the SQF Code for manufacturing to let our grass grow until the order is lifted? I posted the part of the code that I am reading for the exterior down below and I know it doesn't say specifically to cut your grass but could it be considered a pest harborage concern? We continue to pick up trash around the building on a weekly basis so the outside of the building is kept clean, the grass is just getting very long....
11.10.1 Grounds and Roadways
188.8.131.52 Measures shall be established to maintain a suitable external environment, and the effectiveness of the established measures shall be monitored and periodically reviewed.
184.108.40.206 The grounds and area surrounding the premises shall be maintained to minimize dust and kept free of waste, accumulated debris or standing water so as not to attract pests and vermin.
220.127.116.11 Paths, roadways and loading and unloading areas shall be maintained so as not to present a hazard to the food safety operation of the premises.
18.104.22.168 Paths, roadways, loading and unloading areas shall be adequately drained to prevent ponding of water. Drains shall be separate from the site drainage system and regularly cleared of debris.
22.214.171.124 Surroundings shall be kept neat and tidy and not present a hazard to the hygienic and sanitary operation of the premises.
126.96.36.199 Paths from amenities leading to site entrances are required to be effectively sealed.