Hello everyone, I am a Plant Manager at a Kombucha brewery, we are expanding our operations and moving our processing facility to a new location. Along with that we will be working on getting our facility SQF certified.
I have a couple of questions:-
- For our packaging line we pack Kombucha in glass bottles. Do we need a enclosed room with a suspended roof in the area where the bottles are filled ( before putting a cap on) or we can have the packing line in the open warehouse space with a procedure in place to clean the overhead I beams in roof to validate our sanitization process.
- For draining waste water and alcohols from the brewing process, we are planning to have trench drains connected to underground CPVC pipes leading to drain .
So my question is - Can a trench drain be made of concrete with epoxy coating on it with a metal grate to cover the drain, is an acceptable form of trench drain system under SQF system? Thanks in advance.