Hello, all! I can use some guidance on a topic: are wood platforms acceptable in a food blending area? Details: we would be dry blending with the occasional wet clean for allergen control, the platforms would be used to allow employees to add ingredients to the blender. My initial thought is "wood is not cleanable" therefore either the platforms have to be removed and replaced or cover said platforms with something that is cleanable. I have concerns about option 2 as water/cleaning chemicals can/probably will get between the added surface and the wood creating harborage points. Option 1 may not happen due to costs, timing, etc.
I greatly appreciate everyone's help on this!