1. SITE

1.01 Security and Access Control

  • 1.01.01 Is the perimeter fence intact?

    - Walk the perimeter to inspect

  • 1.01.02 Potential Major

  • 1.01.02 Within the facilities, Access to different areas is controlled to authorised individuals?

    - Non facility/company personnel are accompanied
    - Non facility/company truck drivers stay in designated area
    - Restricted ares have appropriate signs
    - Potential sensitive areas within the establishment are identified, mapped, and subjected to access control
    -Examine access restricted area to determine access is controlled to authorised personnel by use of locks, electronic key card or alternative systems

1.02 Building and Grounds

  • 1.02.01 Building and grounds are in good repair and well maintained?

  • 1.02.02 No evidence of openings in external walls (e.g. windows, vents, fans, holes) not being adequately sealed to prevent contamination ingress or closed/screened when not in use?

    -All openings around pipes, doors, windows and ventilation duct-worth that go through outside walls are sealed
    - Insect and vermin proof screens are placed on all openings that take in air or exhaust it to the outside

  • 1.02.03 External drains and drainage channels are sufficient to prevent standing water and are covered with grates?

    - Inspect at random external drainage channels during facility tour visit
    - No evidence of standing water during facility tour
    - All drainage channels covered with grates (no broken or un-intact grates)
    - Drainage is provided to prevent standing water on the grounds
    - Roads, yards, Parking areas are constructed to help drainage away from buildings (e.g. graded/slopes)

1.03 Pest Control Program

  • 1.03.01 Bait stations are permanently fixed in place on the wall or floor position and labelled?

    -Inspect at least 5 stations during the site tour (if less than 5, check all bait stations)

  • 1.03.02 Only glue board type flying insect monitors are used within high care food handling and food production areas?

    - Inspect at least one operational location during site tour

  • 1.03.03 Evidence that bulbs of electric flying insect monitors have been changed within the last 12 months and monitors use shatterproof ultra violet bulbs?

    - Confirmation through record of at least one location that houses such equipment

  • 1.03.04 No evidence of bird sanctuary within any facility encloses?

    - No evidence of feathers or bird droppings noted

  • 1.03.04 Potential Major

1.04 Toilet and Hand Washing Facilities

  • 1.04.01 Toilets are clean, dry, hygienic and well ventilated, no lingering odors and in proper locations?

    - Inspect at least one toilet location during site tour; minimum requirement; a) basins with soap and water at a suitable temperature b) adequate hand-drying facilities c) advisory signs to prompt hand washing

  • 1.04.01 Potential Major

  • 1.04.02 Hand washing facilities have distinguishable signs indicating the need to wash hands?

    - Inspect at least one toilet and one non toilet hand wash station during site tour -Where it is not practical to install hand washing facilities and where individuals hands are visibly clean, hand gel dispensing units are fitted

  • 1.04.03 Hand washing facilities are located within all toilets?

  • 1.04.04 Hand washing facilities are located within or in the vicinity of high care food handling areas and at the main entrances to food production areas?

  • 1.04.05 Where it is not practical to install hand washing facilities and where individuals hands are visibly clean, hand gel dispensing units are fitted?

  • 1.04.06 Hand washing facilities within equipment production areas provide germicidal soap, hot and cold running water, disposable hand-towels, towel rolls and/or hot air dryers and waste receptacles?

  • 1.04.07 No evidence that individuals do not correctly perform hand washing using a germicidal soap and water immediately after using toilet facilities, blowing their nose, smoking or eating?

1.05 Personal Belonging - Food and Drink

  • 1.05.01 Personal lockers are clean, hygienic and free from rubbish and not used to store product contact tools and equipment?

    - Inspect a representative sample of lockers (where it is not permitted to view individuals personal lockers ensure the area is clean, hygienic and free from rubbish and not used to store product contact tools and equipment)

  • 1.05.02 No evidence of personal belongings being contained within anything but the enclosed trouser pockets of the work wear uniform?

  • 1.05.03 Protective clothing is only stored within designated changing room facilities?

    - Inspect at least one changing area - No evidence of protective clothing storage outside of designated changing areas

  • 1.05.04 Designated food and drink consumption areas have distinguishable signs, are clean, dry, hygienic and adequately ventilated?

    - Inspect at least one designated food and drink consumption area - If the site has a canteen ensure this is also included

  • 1.05.05 No evidence of food consumption outside of designated food and drink consumption areas unless required for taste testing as part of product quality monitoring or by legislation (e.g. high temperature work environments) and this must only be water supplied by the facility?

    - No evidence of food wrappers, empty drinks bottles, chewing gum at operator stations, along walkways etc -Food vending machines only present within the designated food and drink consumption areas

1.06 Dress Code and Jewellery Standards

  • 1.06.01 There is no evidence that protective clothing or head / hair coverings are worn to and from work?

  • 1.06.02 All individuals on site conform to the correct dress code and jewellery standards for the area that they are visiting or operating within and the activities they perform?

    - Correct standards displayed to employees via photographs, posters, dressed manikins at appropriate locations (i.e. entrances to site / operational areas etc)

1.07 Cleaning and Sanitising

  • 1.07.01 Tools and equipment are hygienic design and maintained in a condition which does not present a potential source of extraneous matter?

  • 1.07.01 Potential Major

  • 1.07.02 Is equipment maintained in a condition that facilitates cleaning?

  • 1.07.03 Are cleaning agents clearly identified, and stored separately?

1.08 Waste Management

  • 1.08.01 There is a dedicated external area to store waste?

  • 1.08.02 Waste containers and storage areas are compatible with the waste stream, prevent spillage or leakage, are labelled with a description of the waste, can be readily cleaned and sanitised and, where applicable, provide protection from the elements and display hazard warnings?

    - Inspect at least 3 waste containers: PAS 220: 7.2: Containers for waste and inedible or hazardous substances shall be: a) clearly identified for their intended purpose; b) located in a designated area; c) constructed of impervious material which can be readily cleaned and sanitized; d) closed when not in immediate use; e) locked where the waste may pose a risk to the product

  • 1.08.03 Waste removal frequencies within high care food handling and food production areas occur daily as a minimum and avoid accumulation of waste (no evidence of accumulated waste) ?

    -Provision shall be made for the segregation, storage and removal of waste. Accumulation of waste shall not be allowed in food-handling or storage areas. Removal frequencies shall be managed to avoid accumulations, with a minimum daily removal. -Labelled materials, products or printed packaging designated as waste shall be disfigured or destroyed to ensure that trademarks cannot be reused. Removal and destruction shall be carried out by approved disposal contractors. The organization shall retain records of destruction.

1.09 Working Environment - Food Production

  • 1.09.01 Work equipment and associated ducting and pipe work are 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

  • 1.09.02 No evidence that temporary maintenance fixes do or have the potential to create a risk to food safety or that they have become the permanent repair (i.e. the temporary repair has not been replaced with a permanent repair within a suitable timeframe)?
    - Look for long term fixes using tapes, pull ties, twist ties and other non permanent materials

  • 1.09.03 No evidence that equipment and tools used for housekeeping and hygiene have been exchanged between their permitted areas of use, used in a manner contrary to instruction or damaged or soiled to an extent that prevents the required standards of cleaning?

  • 1.09.04 No evidence of individuals protective clothing or head / hair coverings being worn in an incorrect manner or being worn dirty?

  • 1.09.05 No evidence of food containers being used for any purpose other than designated product.Applies to the entire facility?

    -No product or raw material containers used to keep other liquids such as detergents, oil, bolts and screws. Other liquids that are non product cannot be stored in food containers for example ice tea in a fanta bottle.

  • 1.09.05 Potential Major

  • 1.09.06 Entrances and exits are kept closed when not in use?

    - Pedestrian entrances and exits are closed or screened when not in use (both emergency and non emergency). - Vehicle entrances and exits (e.g. loading bays) can be left open during usage as long as there is no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces) within the immediate internal areas -Inspect at least 3 pedestrian entrance and exits and at least one vehicle loading bay

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

3. PRODUCTION LINES

3.01 Working Environment - Rinser, Filler and Closure Equipment

  • 3.01.01 Filling, Rinsing and Closure Equipment display an acceptable level of hygiene (i.e. there is no immediate risk of microbial, foreign matter or chemical contamination of the product)?

  • 3.01.01 Potential Major

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

  • 3.01.03 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

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

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

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

  • 3.01.07 The rinser, filler, capper/crowner/seamer and associated ducting and pipe work are 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

  • 3.01.07 Potential Major

  • 3.01.08 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment floor area is 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

  • 3.01.09 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment base/frame 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

  • 3.01.10 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment enclosure is undamaged, complete and clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination (if there is not a purpose built or complete enclosure this must include the immediate area's ceilings, overhead fixtures, walls, windows and doors)?

    - 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

  • 3.01.010 Potential Major

  • 3.01.11 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment inlet and outlet conveyors (with specific focus to their internal condition) and conveyor covers are 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

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

  • 3.01.13 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)?

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

  • 3.01.14 Potential Major

3.02 Working Environment - Primary Packaging Storage and Handling

  • 3.02.01 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"

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

  • 3.02.03 Materials used for primary packaging have dedicated and identified storage areas segregated according to product / package and date of receipt?

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

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

  • 3.02.06 Depalletiser equipment 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

  • 3.02.07 Bottle washing equipment and associated ducting and pipe work 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

  • 3.02.08 Bottle washing equipment discharge 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

  • 3.02.09 Preform hoppers / decanting equipment 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

  • 3.02.10 Primary packaging conveyors (with specific focus to their internal condition) to capper / crowner / seamer 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

  • 3.02.11 Automated bottle/closure inspector equipment 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

  • 3.02.12 Can end fed and sleeve removal equipment 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

  • 3.02.12 Potential Major

  • 3.02.13 Closure box/container opening equipment 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

  • 3.02.14 Closure hoppers are 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

  • 3.02.14 Potential Major

  • 3.02.15 Closure conveyors (with specific focus to their internal condition) to capper / crowner / seamer 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

  • 3.02.16 Crate washing equipment and associated ducting and pipe work 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

4. LABS

4.01 Working Environment - Laboratories

  • 4.01.01 Laboratories and associated equipment display an acceptable level of hygiene and housekeeping?

  • 4.01.02 Laboratories have self closing well sealed doors?

  • 4.01.03 Laboratories performing microbiological analysis do not have doors that open directly onto a food production area and are ventilated through a 0.5ยต filter or laminar flow hood

  • 4.01.04 Lab cupboards and draws are well ordered and clean. All reagents and media are within shelf life?

  • 4.01.04 Potential Major

  • 4.01.05 Laboratories have stain resistant non-porous work surfaces and acid and base resistant sinks?

  • 4.01.06 Laboratories a supply of hot and cold running potable water?

  • 4.01.07 Laboratories have fume hoods vented outside and away from air inlets and in accordance with local regulations?

  • 4.01.08 Laboratories provide separate and secure storage facilities for hazardous chemicals and materials?

  • 4.01.08 Potential Major

  • 4.01.09 Laboratory floor to wall joints are sealed and coved to facilitate cleaning and prevent build up of contamination sources?

  • 4.01.10 Laboratory ceilings, overhead fixtures, walls, windows, floor 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

  • 4.01.11 Laboratory analysis, weighing and measuring equipment and utensils are clean and undamaged?

    - Examine a sample of utensils and analysis, weighing and measuring equipment within each laboratory

5. WAREHOUSE

5.01 Working Environment - Warehouse / Unit

  • 5.01.01 Non potable water systems have distinguishable signs indicating the water is not suitable for drinking and are not connected to and cannot contaminate the potable water system?

  • 5.01.02 Lights do not use mercury vapour bulbs, are covered with a protective shield and produce sufficient lighting to enable hygienic operation and cleaning (i.e. comply with regulation and/or company standards)?

    - Protective shields on all lighting fixtures or light bulbs - Only explosion-proof lighting used demonstrated by invoices / stock (insectocutors included) - Lighting does not use mercury vapour bulbs - Inspect the presence and integrity of lighting protective shields of the lightning and the light level in at least one place of all the facility areas (e.g. filler, laboratory, packaging hall, shipping, picking, storage, equipment and product handling (returns, rework) areas)

  • 5.01.03 Air ventilation systems do not introduce a source of cross contamination and their intake and extract ducts are clean and unobstructed?

  • 5.01.03 Potential Major

  • 5.01.04 No evidence of strong smells, condensation or damp?

  • 5.01.05 Ceilings, false ceilings and overhead fixtures are complete, undamaged and designed to minimise build up of dirt and condensation. Clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?
    - Fixtures and fittings sealed and where appropriate sloped - Minimal groves, cracks or crevices to allow dirt to accumulate

  • 5.01.06 Floor areas are undamaged and complete and clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - Smooth, non porous, in a good state of repair without holes, cracks or other damage - Inspect at least 3 locations during site tour

  • 5.01.07 Work equipment and associated ducting and pipe work are clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination - Inspect at least 3 locations during site tour

  • 5.01.08 Racking is undamaged, complete and clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - All openings around pipes, doors, windows, and ventilation ductwork that go through outside walls are sealed - Insect and vermin proof screens are placed on all openings that take in air or exhaust it to the outside

  • 5.01.09 Walls, doors and windows are 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

  • 5.01.09 Potential Major

  • 5.01.10 No evidence of openings in external walls (windows, vents, fans, holes etc) not being adequately sealed to prevent contamination ingress or closed / screened when not in use?
    - Look for long term fixes using tapes, pull ties, twist ties and other non permanent materials

  • 5.01.11 No evidence that temporary maintenance fixes do or have the potential to create a risk to food safety or that they have become the permanent repair (i.e. the temporary repair has not been replaced with a permanent repair within a suitable timeframe)?

  • 5.01.12 No evidence that equipment and tools used for housekeeping and hygiene have been exchanged between their permitted areas of use, used in a manner contrary to instruction or damaged or soiled to an extent that prevents the required standards of cleaning?
    - Look for cleaning residues, scum rings, splashes etc

  • 5.01.13 No evidence that housekeeping and hygiene tasks have contaminated or soiled other equipment / other areas / raw materials / ingredients / finished products?

  • 5.01.14 Individuals hands visibly clean?

  • 5.01.15 No evidence of individuals protective clothing or head / hair coverings being worn in an incorrect manner or being put on in a dirty state?

  • 5.01.16 No evidence of individual's footwear causing cross contamination?

    - No evidence of footwear bringing in outside contamination (e.g. mud, litter, cigarette butts) - No evidence of footwear transferring internal contamination (e.g. glass, swarf, materials)

  • 5.01.17 Entrances and exits are kept closed when not in use?

    - All entrances and exits (e.g. openings, gates, doorways, roller shutters etc) are closed when not in use. - non emergency entrances and exits (e.g. not fire exits) can be left open for a maximum of 5 minutes after last usage -Inspect at least 3 entrance and exits

5.02 Storage of Finished Products and Materials

  • 5.02.01 Storage areas are internal, secure, clean and dry and protect the stored finished products and materials?

  • 5.02.01 Potential Major

  • 5.02.02 Materials and Finished products have dedicated storage and identified areas segregated according to product / package and date of receipt? -Secondary and tertiary packaging -Returned products -Empty returnable products -Quarantined product or product awaiting destruction

    - No evidence of pallets stored outside of designated area

  • 5.02.03 Storage units and pallet rows and racking are located away from walls to facilitate inspection and cleaning and prevent build up of contamination sources?
    - Pallet rows and racking are a minimum of 50cm away from the walls

  • 5.02.04 Storage units and pallet rows and racking are protected from heat, dust, condensation, strong odours or fumes, temperature extremes, direct sunlight or ultra violet (UV) light and other sources of contamination?
    - For example no evidence of dirt or dust, faded or dis-coloured labels or products, spillage, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 5.02.04 Potential Major

  • 5.02.05 Mechanical handling equipment do not emit any strong odour or fumes that may contaminate product?

    - Inspect a composite range of handling equipment (i.e. electric, gas or diesel powered)

  • 5.02.06 Mechanical handling equipment charging and maintenance areas are separate from storage areas?
    - No evidence of charging or maintenance taking place within storage areas and/or outside of dedicated areas

  • 5.02.07 Mechanical handling equipment has dedicated parking when not in use?
    - Evidence of available parking and that it is being used

  • 5.02.08 The facility operates to FEFO?

    - Inspect at least 5 SKUs - Interview at least 2 operators to guarantee understanding of requirement

  • 5.02.09 No evidence of product or materials being stored outdoors, outside their dedicated storage area, on chemically treated wooden pallets or directly on the floor / against the wall?
    - Only acceptable if pallets are temporarily put under a canopy for (un)loading that same day - All product is palletised at all times (wooden pallet, shelf etc)

  • 5.02.09 Potential Major

  • 5.02.10 No evidence of palletised products being stacked higher than stipulated requirements and No evidence of unsafe or non uniform pallet stacking?
    - Inspect at least 2 SKUs - Examine that the stacking instruction / specification is available, understood and current - Stacking has not damaged product of the lower pallet - Pallet rows must be straight and compact (no ""S"" rows)

  • 5.02.11 Finished product awaiting loading or being loaded and stored product (i.e. not in quarantine or being reworked / repacked) are not dirty or damaged?
    - Where appropriate evidence shows damaged or dirty packages have been removed to the quarantine / rework area (e.g. trays or multipack paperboard that is wet from leaking)

  • 5.02.12 Prior to loading, truck and trailer beds are clean and free from obvious sources of contamination or cross contamination?

  • 5.02.13 No evidence of products or materials being loaded or unloaded where or when it can be affected by adverse weather conditions (e.g. temperature extremes, rain or direct sunlight)?
    - In case of extreme weather conditions product is protected (e.g. by a canopy or loading is delayed)

  • 5.02.14 Loaded truck and trailer beds protect the finished product?
    - Pre-loaded vehicles have closed curtains

5.03 Product Tracking, Traceability and Repacking

  • 5.03.01 Materials/intermediates and finished beverages are uniquely identified to determine status and to enable two way traceability?

  • 5.03.02 Pallet label placement / position conforms to stipulated requirements?

    - Inspect at least 20 pallets, if <20 check all - Pallet labels are attached on outside of foil - Attached pallet labels are not wrinkled

  • 5.03.03 Each pallet has a Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)?

    - Inspect at least 20 pallets, if <20 check all

  • 5.03.04 The facility repacks products in conformance to stipulated requirements?

    - Stored repack shall be protected from exposure to microbiological, chemical or extraneous matter contamination. - The repack classification or the reason for repack designation records available (e.g. product name, production date, shift, line of origin, shelf-life). - Repacker prints its own pallet labels - Repacker has up to date SKU list - Supplier and customer details = Outletnr / Outlet name / Address / City / Phone no /E-mail /Contact name - Repacker uses production batch logic for non SAP locations - Day repack + repack code + repack line + repack hour

5.04 Storage of Finished Equipment and Spare Parts

  • 5.04.01 Storage areas are internal, secure, clean and dry and protect the stored finished cold drink equipment and spare parts?

  • 5.04.01 Potential Major

  • 5.04.02 Cold drink equipment has dedicated storage and identified areas segregated according to type?
    - No evidence of equipment or spares stored outside of designated area

  • 5.04.03 Returned cold drinks equipment has dedicated storage and identified areas segregated according to type and date of receipt?
    - No evidence of equipment or spares stored outside of designated area

  • 5.04.04 Quarantined equipment or spare parts awaiting destruction has dedicated storage and identified areas segregated according to product / package?
    - No evidence of equipment or spares stored outside of designated area

  • 5.04.04 Potential Major

  • 5.04.05 Storage units and pallet rows and racking are located away from walls (min 50cm) to facilitate inspection and cleaning and prevent build up of contamination sources?
    - Pallet rows and racking are a minimum of 50cm away from the walls

  • 5.04.06 Storage units and pallet rows and racking are protected from dust, condensation, strong odours or fumes and other sources of contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt or dust, faded or dis-coloured labels or products, spillage, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 5.04.07 Mechanical handling equipment do not emit any strong odour or fumes that may contaminate product?

    - Inspect a composite range of handling equipment (i.e. electric, gas or diesel powered)

  • 5.04.08 Mechanical handling equipment charging and maintenance areas are separate from storage areas?
    - No evidence of charging or maintenance taking place within storage areas and/or outside of dedicated areas

  • 5.04.09 Mechanical handling equipment has dedicated parking when not in use?
    - Evidence of available parking and that it is being used

  • 5.04.10 Stored equipment (i.e. not in quarantine or being refurbished) is not dirty or damaged?

  • 5.04.11 Finished equipment awaiting loading or being loaded is not dirty or damaged?
    - Only acceptable if equipment is temporarily put under a canopy for (un)loading that same day

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