I inherited an SQF program that I am revamping and looking for some input on our Preoperational start up/Preoperational hygiene and sanitation inspections. We deal with a very low risk product and I am wondering how in depth our preoperational start up needs to be. Right now our start up includes things like checking all of the doors in the whole warehouse before starting production, checking for birds and pests, checking to make sure lights have not broken, checking for pallets to be in good condition, etc.
I feel as though some of these things I have listed may be overkill especially since we work with low risk product and have to hold up production until all of this is complete but I wanted to get others' thoughts on this as well.
Any feedback would be very much appreciated!