I searched for answers for these questions but cannot seem to find any answers. For reference, we are not currently SQF audited, but are planning to be in our new building next year.
We bought an empty building that we are building out. My question is about floor sloping in our production room. Right now there is a single floor drain and I think very little slope in the floor if any. The plan is to have a plumber put in trench drains, sinks, and hoses and then we will have a company coat the floor with epoxy. My question before we begin our buildout process is how do we ensure that there is adequate floor sloping towards the drains as required by the SQF code? There is not much information on it. How much slope does there have to be? Is there regulation for that? Is it the plumber that does the sloping or our epoxy company? How exactly might our auditor audit this part?
Another question regarding our plumbing is that we are having a large grease interceptor put in. SQF code says that it should be away from food processing areas and entrances to the premises. As of right now I believe the interceptor is planned on being installed under or around production. Will I get significant points off for this? I believe it will cost much more if we want to re-locate the grease interceptor somewhere outside away from entrances.
I guess I am trying to figure all of this out now so that I don't screw myself over for the future. Thanks in advance!