MILK RECEIVAL

  • Area is generally clean? No mud, excessive odours, rubbish on the ground or debris blocking drains?

  • Unloading/ CIP hoses are in good condition and stored off the ground?

  • No milk or cream pooling on floors?

  • Operator wearing correct PPE, for instance dedicated outside gumboots?

  • Hand washing facilities available with soap and hand sanitiser? Clean and free from rubbish?

  • No obsolete pipe work or equipment in area?

  • Appropriate provisions for storage of hoses and equipment when not in use?

  • Equipment condition is at lest satisfactory with smooth surfaces/ welds, free from leaks, rust, wear & tear?

  • All major equipment and pipe work labelled indicating flow direction.

  • All waste bins in the area identified by labelling, if applicable?

  • Floors and surfaces in good condition. For instance coving/ sealing intact, no stripping of paint or surface coating, no rust/ stains/ dirt/ dents/ scratches/ gaps/ cracks in panels?

  • No wire brushes being used?

  • Bucket walks being performed using form QA-F-3 'Foreign Matter Bucket Walk Checklist' to monitor that wood, plastic/ Perspex and metals are managed adequately?

  • Foreign matter registers are reviewed and up to date? Add any new items observed to registers.

  • All areas accessible for cleaning?

  • Tools are stored correctly in designated location?

  • Operators practising good GMP. For instance, not touching facial areas, washing and sanitising hands after touching face, not wiping face/ hands with uniform, not leaning on equipment, aprons not touching floor/ unclean surfaces, wearing gloves when handling products?

  • All containers, buckets, baths are labelled for designated use. No product containers are used for any other purposes?

  • Manual cleaning equipment is correctly colour coded and stored correctly in designated locations?

  • No wooden handled implements, no wood chips or wooden pallets in area?

  • All open product/ CIP pipes are blanked off?

  • There are no temporary repairs? No wire, tape or string are used to secure equipment?

  • If sighted during the audit, is the tanker driver neat and tidy and wearing safety glasses?

  • All equipment calibrations are current and calibration tangs are attached?

  • No broken glass and Perspex are sighted?

  • Bait stations are clean, free from cobwebs, secure and identified?

  • No pest activity such as insect and bird droppings in the area?

  • No leaking water sources?

  • Is the area maintained to the level defined in the 5S standards?

  • There are no safety hazards in the area?

  • In case of hazards, notify a supervisor immediately and report through the MYOSH system.

  • MSDSs for chemicals are readily accessible?

  • All chemicals used in the area are stored and labelled correctly?

  • All records on log sheets are current and signed as per Good Documentation Practices? There are no uncontrolled documentation used in the area?

  • Appropriate provisions for storage of hoses and equipment when not in use?

PROCESSING / CHEESE MAKE / AFE

  • Insect control unit at entry is working effectively? Fly traps have fresh glue boards and zappers are operational?

  • Outside boot exchange areas are clean and free from rubbish?

  • Gumboot exchange ares are clean and free from rubbish? Outside gumboots are not being worn inside?

  • No dirty uniforms re hanging near boot exchange area? There are sufficient clean uniforms available?

  • Hair nets/ beard nets/ gloves/ PPE are stocked at entry points and being used and changed when entering and re-entering production areas?

  • Hand cleaning/ sanitising facilities stocked and being used by staff entering processing? staff washing their hands before wearing gloves?

  • All product contact surfaces including cheese hoops/ racks are clean and free from odours?

  • Pasteuriser area is clean and free from pooling liquids? Pasteuriser tray is clean?

  • No whey or water pooling on the floor?

  • Manual cleaning equipment in mezzanine and make room is correctly colour coded and stored correctly?

  • Staff uniforms and boots are clean, hair nets, aha very glasses, hearing protection, beard nets and other PPE are worn correctly by all. Hair nets must cover ears/ sideburns/ hairlines. Beard nets must cover moustaches/ 5 o'clock shadow stubbies/ goatees. No nail polish/ fake eyelashes/ artificial nails. All personal clothing must be properly covered under uniforms including neck scarfs.

  • No jewellery being worn except for plain wedding bands?

  • Air locks secure and rubbish contained in rubbish bins?

  • All waste bins in the area identified by labelling?

  • No eating, drinking or chewing in the area?

  • Operators practising good GMP. For instance, not touching facial areas, washing and sanitising hands after touching face, not wiping face/ hands with uniform, not leaning on equipment, aprons not touching floor/ unclean surfaces, wearing gloves when handling products?

  • All equipment are stored correctly in their designated locations and off the floor?

  • No pipes, hoses or equipment on the floor?

  • No obsolete pipe work or equipment in area?

  • Soaking baths clean and free from rubbish?

  • Foot baths visually clean and full? Foaming stations are effective?

  • No open pipes at keyways? Blanks are being used?

  • Floors and surfaces in good condition. For instance coving/ sealing intact, no stripping of paint or surface coating, no rust/ stains/ dirt/ dents/ scratches/ gaps/ cracks in panels?

  • All areas accessible for cleaning?

  • Air vents and ceiling lights are clean and operational?

  • Doors closed and sealed adequately?

  • Equipment condition is at lest satisfactory with smooth surfaces/ welds, free from leaks, rust, wear & tear?

  • All major equipment and pipe work labelled indicating flow direction.

  • No broken glass and Perspex are sighted?

  • No leaking water sources?

  • Bucket walks being performed using form QA-F-3 'Foreign Matter Bucket Walk Checklist' to monitor that wood, plastic/ Perspex and metals are managed adequately?

  • Foreign matter registers are reviewed and up to date? Add any new items observed to registers.

  • No wire brushes being used?

  • All containers, buckets, baths are labelled for designated use. No product containers are used for any other purposes?

  • There are no temporary repairs? No wire, tape or string are used to secure equipment?

  • Drains free from rubbish?

  • Manual vat stirrers (plastic shovels) are in a state of good repair and stored in sanitiser when not in use?

  • All cheese knives are in a state if good repair and is stored in a sanitiser bath?

  • No wooden handled implements, no wood chips or wooden pallets in area?

  • Operator workstations, weigh scales and bench equipment on mezzanine floor is clean?

  • All equipment calibrations are current and calibration tangs are attached?

  • Restricted access of personnel into the area?

  • Tools are stored correctly in designated location?

  • All chemicals used in the area are stored and labelled correctly?

  • No high pressure hosing observed?

  • Hot room and Cold room is clean and free from rubbish? Walls, ceilings, equipment and floors are in good condition?

  • No water leaks in hot and cold rooms? No condensate or rust build-up on cooing and air vents?

  • Walls and floors in hot/ cold rooms are free from mould and dirt?

  • Hand wash area is clean and free from dirt?

  • MSDSs for chemicals are readily accessible?

  • Is the area maintained to the level defined in the 5S standards?

  • There are no safety hazards in the area?

  • In case of hazards, notify a supervisor immediately and report through the MYOSH system.

  • All records on log sheets are current and signed as per Good Documentation Practices? There are no uncontrolled documentation used in the area?

  • Pest control program is effective? No insects or other pests are sighted on the mezzanine, make rooms, hot and cold rooms?

BRINING

  • Hand sanitiser stocked and being used?

  • Staff uniforms and boots are clean, hair nets, aha very glasses, hearing protection, beard nets and other PPE are worn correctly by all. Hair nets must cover ears/ sideburns/ hairlines. Beard nets must cover moustaches/ 5 o'clock shadow stubbies/ goatees. No nail polish/ fake eyelashes/ artificial nails. All personal clothing must be properly covered under uniforms including neck scarfs.

  • Operators practising good GMP. For instance, not touching facial areas, washing and sanitising hands after touching face, not wiping face/ hands with uniform, not leaning on equipment, aprons not touching floor/ unclean surfaces, wearing gloves when handling products?

  • Bucket walks being performed using form QA-F-3 'Foreign Matter Bucket Walk Checklist' to monitor that wood, plastic/ Perspex and metals are managed adequately?

  • Foreign matter registers are reviewed and up to date? Add any new items observed to registers.

  • No obsolete pipe work or equipment in area?

  • Stored equipment screened from water splashing from floor and from wash room?

  • Floor is in a state of good repair and no liquids pooling?

  • All product contact surfaces including cheese hoops/ racks are clean and free from odours?

  • Soaking baths clean and free from rubbish?

  • No high pressure hosing being used?

  • All records on log sheets are current and signed as per Good Documentation Practices? There are no uncontrolled documentation used in the area?

  • No makeshift benches are being used?

  • All containers, buckets, baths are labelled for designated use. No product containers are used for any other purposes?

  • Drains unobstructed and free from fines?

  • Appropriate provisions for storage of hoses and equipment when not in use?

  • All major equipment and pipe work labelled indicating flow direction.

  • All waste bins in the area identified by labelling?

  • Equipment condition is at least satisfactory with smooth surfaces/ welds, free from leaks, rust, wear & tear?

  • Floors and surfaces in good condition. For instance coving/ sealing intact, no stripping of paint or surface coating, no rust/ stains/ dirt/ dents/ scratches/ gaps/ cracks in panels?

  • Air vents and ceiling lights are clean and operational?

  • Doors closed and sealed adequately?

  • Tools are stored correctly in designated location?

  • There are no temporary repairs? No wire, tape or string are used to secure equipment?

  • No eating, drinking or chewing in the area?

  • No wooden handled implements, no wood chips or wooden pallets in area?

  • No broken glass and Perspex are sighted?

  • All areas accessible for cleaning?

  • MSDSs for chemicals are readily accessible?

  • Is the area maintained to the level defined in the 5S standards?

  • There are no safety hazards in the area?

  • In case of hazards, notify a supervisor immediately and report through the MYOSH system.

  • Pest control program is effective? No insects or other pests are sighted on the mezzanine, make rooms, hot and cold rooms?

  • No leaking water sources?

  • No potential foreign matter hazard? For instance, staples, broken glass, clear plastic pens, wood, cable ties.

  • In case of hazards, record details of extraneous foreign matter, inform and turn over the Compliance Manager immediately.

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