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Location Site & Surrounding

Located away from environmentally polluted areas.

Surrounding (e.g. drainage, ground & etc) is clean & properly maintained.

Free from storage of waste & unused items. If the building is surrounded by vegetation, it shall be well tended.

No sign of pest infestation.

Structure, Design & Maintenance

Wall, ceiling & doors should be durable, impervious, smooth, clean, no flaking of paint.

Floors should be smooth, clean, durable, no hole, free from litter & stagnation of water.

No damage or flaking of paint at the joint between wall & floor.

All opening to exterior shall have tight-fitting doors, windows & effective screens.

Overhead fixtures are designed to prevent dirt & condensation accumulation & are clean.

Adequate ventilation to prevent unacceptable accumulation of heat, condensation or odors.

Lighting is adequate & in good working condition.

Lighting fixtures (inclusive used in electric fly-killing devices) located in areas where there are open products are protected.

Effective loading & unloading system & appropriate areas are provided.

Storage Facilities & Practices

Appropriate shelving/racking system which is clean & in good repair.

If wooden shelving is used, it must be maintained smooth & easily cleanable.

Food items are stored off the floor & away from the wall.

Proper stock rotation (First In First Out) is practiced.

Food items are stored at appropriate temperatures with proper temperature monitoring & recording.

Temperature monitoring devices are in good condition & calibrated periodically.

All food items are covered properly.

Appropriate segregation of cooked/ ready-to-be-consumed products from raw products. Food items are stored separately from non-food items as well.

Chemicals, detergents & other cleaning materials are stored in designated areas away from food items. Relevant Material and Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available.

All non-conforming/damaged products are clearly identified & separated in a designated area for appropriate disposition.

No storage of food items in food storage prohibited areas such as locker rooms, toilets, garbage rooms, mechanical rooms, open exterior area & etc.

No gasoline/diesel driven forklift.

No eating, smoking, spitting or any unhygienic practices in food storage area.

Pest Control

No sign of pest infestation.

Carried out by external pest controller/trained staff.

Toxic rodent baits are not used in food storage area.

No insect-expelled type of fly-killing device is used at open product areas.

Waste Disposal

Adequate & appropriate refuse containers are provided. All waste is removed at regular interval to minimize contamination.

Containers used for waste are clearly identified, covered, leak-proof & if feasible, internally lined with a plastic bag.

Staff Facilities

Toilet shall be adequately segregated & shall not open directly into food storage area.

Toilet shall be provided with hand-washing facilities comprising of water taps, liquid soap & appropriate hand drying facilities.

Toilets are clean & kept close; Toilet facilities are in good working order.

Food Items Identification & Traceability

All food items are properly labeled.

Effective traceability system & recall capability.

Dispatch & Transport

Food vehicles are internally lined with appropriate material & provided with suitable facilities.

Frozen/chilled food items are transported at proper temperatures with transportation temperature being monitored & recorded.

Vehicles are covered, clean, free from pest infestation & other contaminants.

Separate food vehicles are used for unpacked/ high-risk raw food items & packed finished products or vice versa.

Training Programs

Good warehouse practices/food handling training are provided to relevant staff.

Documentation & Records

Cleaning Schedule & records.

Calibration records for temperature monitoring/measuring equipment.

Storage temperature monitoring records.

Pest control is documented & records are maintained.

Food vehicles cleaning & maintenance records/container inspection records.

Violation Records

Structure/Premises: Written warnings & Summary action.

Food Storage Practices & Handling: Written warnings & Summary action.

Completion
Full Name and Signature of the Inspector

Cold Store/warehouse Inspection Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 27

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Audit

Location Site & Surrounding

Located away from environmentally polluted areas.

Surrounding (e.g. drainage, ground & etc) is clean & properly maintained.

Free from storage of waste & unused items. If the building is surrounded by vegetation, it shall be well tended.

No sign of pest infestation.

Structure, Design & Maintenance

Wall, ceiling & doors should be durable, impervious, smooth, clean, no flaking of paint.

Floors should be smooth, clean, durable, no hole, free from litter & stagnation of water.

No damage or flaking of paint at the joint between wall & floor.

All opening to exterior shall have tight-fitting doors, windows & effective screens.

Overhead fixtures are designed to prevent dirt & condensation accumulation & are clean.

Adequate ventilation to prevent unacceptable accumulation of heat, condensation or odors.

Lighting is adequate & in good working condition.

Lighting fixtures (inclusive used in electric fly-killing devices) located in areas where there are open products are protected.

Effective loading & unloading system & appropriate areas are provided.

Storage Facilities & Practices

Appropriate shelving/racking system which is clean & in good repair.

If wooden shelving is used, it must be maintained smooth & easily cleanable.

Food items are stored off the floor & away from the wall.

Proper stock rotation (First In First Out) is practiced.

Food items are stored at appropriate temperatures with proper temperature monitoring & recording.

Temperature monitoring devices are in good condition & calibrated periodically.

All food items are covered properly.

Appropriate segregation of cooked/ ready-to-be-consumed products from raw products. Food items are stored separately from non-food items as well.

Chemicals, detergents & other cleaning materials are stored in designated areas away from food items. Relevant Material and Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available.

All non-conforming/damaged products are clearly identified & separated in a designated area for appropriate disposition.

No storage of food items in food storage prohibited areas such as locker rooms, toilets, garbage rooms, mechanical rooms, open exterior area & etc.

No gasoline/diesel driven forklift.

No eating, smoking, spitting or any unhygienic practices in food storage area.

Pest Control

No sign of pest infestation.

Carried out by external pest controller/trained staff.

Toxic rodent baits are not used in food storage area.

No insect-expelled type of fly-killing device is used at open product areas.

Waste Disposal

Adequate & appropriate refuse containers are provided. All waste is removed at regular interval to minimize contamination.

Containers used for waste are clearly identified, covered, leak-proof & if feasible, internally lined with a plastic bag.

Staff Facilities

Toilet shall be adequately segregated & shall not open directly into food storage area.

Toilet shall be provided with hand-washing facilities comprising of water taps, liquid soap & appropriate hand drying facilities.

Toilets are clean & kept close; Toilet facilities are in good working order.

Food Items Identification & Traceability

All food items are properly labeled.

Effective traceability system & recall capability.

Dispatch & Transport

Food vehicles are internally lined with appropriate material & provided with suitable facilities.

Frozen/chilled food items are transported at proper temperatures with transportation temperature being monitored & recorded.

Vehicles are covered, clean, free from pest infestation & other contaminants.

Separate food vehicles are used for unpacked/ high-risk raw food items & packed finished products or vice versa.

Training Programs

Good warehouse practices/food handling training are provided to relevant staff.

Documentation & Records

Cleaning Schedule & records.

Calibration records for temperature monitoring/measuring equipment.

Storage temperature monitoring records.

Pest control is documented & records are maintained.

Food vehicles cleaning & maintenance records/container inspection records.

Violation Records

Structure/Premises: Written warnings & Summary action.

Food Storage Practices & Handling: Written warnings & Summary action.

Completion
Full Name and Signature of the Inspector