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Best Answer , 01 September 2022 - 01:34 PM

you should be fine as long as

A) your not introducing any allergens into the facility

 

B) products are physically segregated

 

C) You include these as "out of scope" "cross dock only"

 

We have a food product that we store, but do not manufacture from a sister facility and those products are out of scope and has never been an issue


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Posted 01 September 2022 - 01:01 PM

Hello All,

 

We are a honey-packaging facility. We have a decent amount on WHS space. Our sister company deals in beekeeping supplies. Their warehouse burnt down, and they are needing to store some equipment as well as some beekeeping supplies. 

 

Am I needing to designate a specific area in the WHS and mark it out with floor tape?

What kind of paper trail is required?

 

I plan to label everything with their company name, item name and date stored.

 

I believe it will be non-food items but what if it is perishable goods?

 

Thank you for your time!

 

Regards,

 

Graham S



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Posted 01 September 2022 - 01:34 PM   Best Answer

you should be fine as long as

A) your not introducing any allergens into the facility

 

B) products are physically segregated

 

C) You include these as "out of scope" "cross dock only"

 

We have a food product that we store, but do not manufacture from a sister facility and those products are out of scope and has never been an issue


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Posted 02 September 2022 - 12:32 AM

Hello All,

 

We are a honey-packaging facility. We have a decent amount on WHS space. Our sister company deals in beekeeping supplies. Their warehouse burnt down, and they are needing to store some equipment as well as some beekeeping supplies. 

 

Am I needing to designate a specific area in the WHS and mark it out with floor tape?

What kind of paper trail is required?

 

I plan to label everything with their company name, item name and date stored.

 

I believe it will be non-food items but what if it is perishable goods?

 

Thank you for your time!

 

Regards,

 

Graham S

What is WHS ??????

 


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 02 September 2022 - 02:37 PM

WHS = Warehouse

I meant to say "OF whs space"



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Posted 02 September 2022 - 08:08 PM

I had a role previously as SQF Practitioner in a small third party treatment plant, company was small time family operation.  They did 3PL non-food storage on top of treatment of food stuffs in the same warehouse suite.  I'm talking everything from pool chemicals to children's toys to a small batch operation making fire starters.  Luckily for me, the food area had been previously partitioned off with heavy shrink plastic from floor to ceiling.  For them, this had been a cheap way to build a cleanable wall between food operations and non-food storage (about 70% of the suite was this non-food area).  Upon going for their first SQF cert, I created the facility maps and designated the areas as out-of-scope, non-food storage for the separate business.  All of our GMP's and other programs referenced practices to keep food from entering that area, and vice versa.

 

For us, the physical separation was so obvious that it was impossible for years of auditors to find any wild idea of cross contamination risk.  You'll likely want to do the same in some manner, from a full dedicated aisle for this non-food storage, temporary fencing, etc.  Bonus points if you can actually lock the non-food in a manner that regular employees cannot access the area.  Your warehouse maps will need to be updated to reflect the non-food storage area.  PRP's such as pest control and sanitation will need to be maintained around that space, and the products stored will need to be free from pest concerns.



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