We have an upcoming Costco GMP audit and one of the requirements is that we wear garments that are different from our street clothes. Doing a little digging on the forum here I see that many people do a risk assessment to be able to avoid smocks or lab coats in their low risk facilities. Well, we are low risk, but Costco seems to have a pretty clear requirement:
"Garments are clean, appropriate for the operation and do not contribute to potential product contamination. All garments have snaps not buttons. Garments are not worn in lunchrooms, restrooms, or outside the facility. Employees change smocks or uniforms as necessary when moving through the facility to minimize cross-contamination. Garments are segregated from outside clothing and personal items in changing room"
So, does anyone have any experience with Costco requirements for garments? I don't think I can do a risk assessment to avoid this, so we are considering our options. Could we get away with simple aprons? Any other suggestions for simple (and cheap) garments for food safety?