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#1 Kavyavenugopal

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:09 AM

Hello, I would like to know if knife sharpers are allowed in the production hall? The production employees want to retain knife sharpeners which makes it easier for them to sharpen their knifes whenever necessary. On what conditions can we allow the knife sharpeners to be retained by the employees. Thank you in advance. Kavya



#2 Scampi

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 12:52 PM

Every slaughterhouse I have worked in has knife sharpeners either on belts the employees wear or they are fixed to the equipment. But these locations also have hot water knife sanitizers.

 

A dull knife is a dangerous one so you should make this process as easy as possible for them

 

 

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#3 Leila Burin

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 03:20 PM

Hello,

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are very common in deboning areas.

 

others, that generate metal particles, shall be in a separated room, with control measures in place to manage potential physical contamination

 

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#4 SQFconsultant

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:22 PM

In general the answer would be yes. Caveats are that normal sharpening of a blade produces either fine pieses of metal and/or carbon dust which can impact product.

With proper safeguards the answer is yes.


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