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Posted 05 October 2021 - 06:26 PM

Is anybody aware of any WRITTEN standards for construction of new food factory in UK?.



BRC standard I have (very vague) and I know retailers also have guidelines, but is there anything else in the public domain?.



There appear to be a plethora of factory design consultants on the internet so guessing the answer is probably not?....




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Posted 06 October 2021 - 02:30 PM

Yes, your local building code/requirements


When it comes to sanitary design, that's another kettle of fish altogether


google that and you'll find scores of real information, not consultants looking to line their pockets








Just a few to start


The GFSI guidelines mention vague things to keep in mind, but are no means an exhaustive or comprehensive tool

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 02:31 PM

The Codex has some info, but not sure if anymore helpful than BRC. 


I'd stick with designing something which allows a decent flow of Raw materials to finished goods. Think about Pest proofing, water flows - ensure no backflows etc. Also think about any room for future growth etc. Think about allergen management - do you want areas where you can free from etc. 


Good Luck! 

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