We are having a very difficult time finding sanitation staff and I've been interviewing and gathering quotes from cleaning companies to handle the nightly cleaning of our harvest/packaging room. The company I want to use has provided me a contract that states they will designate 4 of their best employees to our facility. This would mean 2 employees per night (which is all we need) so that there is backup in case of a call off. I can train these employees in anything and everything I need to make them compliant, and their supervisor as well. They background check and drug test their employees. Before I move forward, I want to get a better idea of whether this is compliant with our SQF certification? I would train them in all of our SSOP's, health and hygiene practices, HACCP, Allergen Management, SQF, GAP, GMP's. Has anyone ever done this before? I should also note that we would still have one company employee on site at all times to clean a different part of production, so the contracted cleaning company wouldn't be here alone. Oh and we are growing, harvesting and packaging leafy greens only in this facility.
I'm open to any and all advice! We are growing, harvesting and packaging leafy greens only in this facility.