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Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:03 AM

New question. Knowing that, for food production, drinking is not allowed in the production area, except water at the designated area, how is this issue handled in packaging production?
The standard says: Drinking of water from purpose-made dispensers and/or by using disposable conical cups or spill-proof containers, may be allowed provided it is confined to a designated area away from equipment"

You can interpret this in two ways, one being only allowed drinking water at the designated area and the other way that coffee or other beverages are allowed, but only by using conical cups or spill-proof containers.

Since up till now, ppl were allowed to bring their own beverages in the production area, a lot of concern is raised by my supervisor over this one.

So, need a conclusive answer on this one. Only water or onther things to?


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Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:27 AM

Hi Tom,

Drinking of water can be allowed in designated area’s away from production equipment and products, mark this area with a red line, or make it a blue zone.
You can use purpose made water dispensers or a tap and conical cups.
Other beverages are not allowed.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:58 AM

Hi Tom,

I agree with Okido,

During the pre-audit of certification, the listener explained us that the personnel could drink some water (only water) in a designated zone inside the batiment of production. The consumption of food and other drinks (coffee, ...) is made in a separated room.



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Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:45 PM

In production just water, in conical cups, drunk at the water cooler. Nothing else.

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