2. PROCESS AREAS

2.01 Working Environment - Process Areas

  • 2.01.01 Process equipment and environment displays an acceptable level of hygiene (i.e. there is no immediate risk of microbial, foreign matter or chemical contamination of the product)?

  • 2.01.01 Potential Major

  • 2.01.02 Individuals correctly perform hand washing using a germicidal soap and water before entering the area?

  • 2.01.03 The area is physically segregated / protected, it is designed to minimise cross contamination by the movement of people, vehicles or materials from contaminated to clean areas and has distinguishable signs indicating the areas designation and associated hygiene controls?

    - Clearly visible and interpretable signage - Focus on areas of people, equipment and vehicle interactions as part of the site tour

  • 2.01.04 The area has no direct access to the outside of the building with the exception of fire exits?

  • 2.01.05 Beverage ingredients and concentrates have dedicated and identified storage areas segregated according to product and date of receipt?

  • 2.01.06 Stored food grade or food contact materials (including the equipment used to handle them) are labelled and segregated from non food grade or food contact materials (e.g. essences, lubricants, oils, solvents, cleaning chemicals, boiler chemicals)?

  • 2.01.07 Allergen (including >10ppm sulphite compounds) containing ingredients and concentrates are labelled and segregated from non allergen containing ingredients and concentrates?

  • 2.01.08 Floor to wall joints are sealed and coved to facilitate cleaning and prevent build up of contamination sources?

  • 2.01.09 Product contact surfaces are constructed from rust or corrosion free, impermeable materials?

  • 2.01.10 Process floor area is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 2.01.11 Process area ceilings, overhead fixtures, walls, windows and doors are undamaged, complete and clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 2.01.12 Process equipment flow plates, agitator seals and pipe work are effectively sealed and show no evidence of leakage, contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 2.01.12 Potential Major

  • 2.01.13 Process tanks are clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination and all tank lids are closed when not in use?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 2.01.13 Potential Major

  • 2.01.14 Process area dust extraction is effectively operational?
    - No excessive dust or particulate build up on surfaces

  • 2.01.15 Process area utensils, weighing and measuring equipment is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - Examine a sample of utensils and measuring equipment within each process location

  • 2.01.16 Bulk material reception points are undamaged, complete and clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination and all points are capped and secure from unauthorised access when not in use?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination - Points are locked and keys controlled to authorised individuals

  • 2.01.16 Potential Major

  • 2.01.17 Individuals working within the area have visibly cleans hands with short, clean and varnish free fingernails?

  • 2.01.18 No evidence of individuals working within the area wearing strong smelling cosmetic products or any uncovered bodily accessory that has the potential to come loose (e.g. false fingernails, false eye lashes)?

  • 2.01.19 Individuals working within the area have clean footwear free from foreign objects (e.g. glass fragments)?

    - Ask to examine at least one individuals working within the area?

  • 2.01.19 Potential Major

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