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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All food items are properly labeled.
Effective traceability system & recall capability.
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.
Good warehouse practices/food handling training are provided to relevant staff.
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.
Structure/Premises: Written warnings & Summary action.
Food Storage Practices & Handling: Written warnings & Summary action.