Exterior Facility Grounds

  • A. All doors and screens are clean and in good repair, making a good insect-proof seal when closed.

  • B. Load-out dock and dock pits are clean and free of trash, safety hazards, and/or pests.

  • C. Parking lot and grounds are free of trash, especially in smoking areas.

  • D. Dumpster area is clean and free of debris.

  • E. All signs are clean and in good repair. All exterior lights are working and are in good repair.

  • F. Pallets are clean and free of defects.

  • G. Vegetation free area around buildings is maintained.

  • H. No standing water adjacent to buildings. Gutters are in good repair. Outside bait stations are anchored and are in good shape.

  • I. Outside trailers are secured, free of leaks, trash and pests.

Production Area- Flex Mills

  • A. Operators and helpers maintaining a clean work area during and after production. No excess spillage on floor. No food, drink, or personal items present.

  • B. Walls are clean and cracks are filled. Drywall patched

  • C. Employees wearing clean uniforms, hair restraints, and proper footwear. Employees are not wearing jewelry or carrying any loose items in shirt pockets. Employees are washing hands after each break or when hands touch soiled surfaces.

  • D. Floors are clean and free of excess spillage. Cracks and holes are filled.

  • E. All bagged products are kept off the floor.

  • F. All scoops, shovels, brooms, and other equipment are clean and in good repair & stored correctly.

  • G. All motors, motor housings, conveyors, hoists, and stretch wrap machines are clean and free of leaking oil.

  • H. Blender pumps and valves are kept clean and sanitized.

  • I. Frayed wires, broken parts, etc. are fixed ASAP. Temporary repairs are kept at a minimum and do not exceed 2 weeks.

  • J. Area is well lit and safety sleeves or light covers are in place.

  • K. All floor drains are free of debris, sanitized, and covers are in place at all times.

  • L. Insect electrocutors or light traps are clean and functioning properly. Catch trays are emptied and cleaned.

  • M. Area is free of pest activity.

  • N. Waste containers are labeled, covered, and are in good repair.

  • O. Scissor lifts and pits are clean.

  • P. Conveyors are free of product buildup and are in good repair.

Production Area- Chilsonator

  • A. Operators and helpers are maintaining a clean work area during and after production. No excess spillage on floor. No food, drink, or personal items present.

  • B. Walls are clean and cracks are filled. Drywall is patched.

  • C. Employees are wearing clean uniforms, hair restraints, and proper footwear. Employees are not wearing jewelry or carrying any loose items in shirt pockets. Employees are washing hands after each break or when hands touch soiled surfaces.

  • D. Floors are clean and free of excess spillage. Cracks and holes are filled.

  • E. All bagged products are kept off the floor.

  • F. All scoops, shovels, brooms, and other equipment are clean and in good repair & stored correctly.

  • G. All motors, motor housings, conveyors, hoists, and stretch wrap machines are clean and free of leaking oil.

  • H. Blender pumps and valves are kept clean and sanitized.

  • I. Frayed wires, broken parts, etc. are fixed ASAP. Temporary repairs are kept at a minimum and do not exceed 2 weeks.

  • J. Area is well lit and safety sleeves or light covers are in place.

  • K. All floor drains are free of debris, sanitized, and covers are in place at all times.

  • L. Insect electrocutors or light traps are clean and functioning properly. Catch trays are emptied and cleaned.

  • M. Area is free of pest activity.

  • N. Waste containers are labeled, covered, and are in good repair.

  • O. Scissor lifts and pits are clean.

  • P. Conveyors are free of product buildup and are in good repair.

Production Area- Ball Mills/ Niacell

  • A. Operators and helpers maintaining a clean work area during and after production. No excess spillage on floor. No food, drink, or personal items present.

  • B. Walls are clean and cracks are filled. Drywall patched.

  • C. Employees wearing clean uniforms, hair restraints, and proper footwear. Employees are not wearing jewelry or carrying any items loose in shirt pockets. Employees are washing hands after each break or when hands touch soiled surfaces.

  • D. Floors are clean and free of excess spillage. Cracks and holes are filled.

  • E. All bagged products are kept off the floor.

  • F. All scoops, shovels, brooms, and other equipment are clean and in good repair & stored correctly.

  • G. All motors, motor housings, conveyors, hoists, and stretch wrap machines are clean and free of leaking oil.

  • H. Blender pumps and valves are kept clean and sanitized.

  • I. Frayed wires, broken parts, etc. are fixed ASAP. Temporary repairs are kept at a minimum and do not exceed 2 weeks.

  • J. Area is well lit and safety sleeves or light covers are in place.

  • K. All floor drains are free of debris, sanitized, and covers are in place at all times.

  • L. Insect electrocutors or light traps are clean and functioning properly. Catch trays are emptied and cleaned.

  • M. Area is free of insect and/or rodent activity.

  • N. Waste containers are labeled, covered, and are in good repair.

  • O. Scissor lifts and pits are clean.

  • P. Conveyors are free of product buildup and are in good repair.

Warehouse

  • A. Warehouse is kept clean and orderly: floor is swept and free of spillage. All cracks and holes are sealed.

  • B. Storage perimeters are maintained- 18 inch perimeter free of items around entire warehouse.

  • C. Tin-cat traps or glue boards are maintained along each wall and are checked and cleaned weekly.

  • D. All food grade raw materials and finished products are kept off the floor.

  • E. Insect electrocutor or light traps are clean and working. Bulbs are less than 1 year old.

  • F. All exterior doors are secure from unauthorized access and are properly sealed.

  • G. Area is free of insect and rodent activity, no cobwebs. Tin-cat traps and glueboards are clean and in good repair.

  • H. All chemicals are labeled and kept closed. Chemicals not in regular use are stored in chemical lockup.

Maintenance Shop

  • A. Floor, walls, and doors are clean and in good repair.

  • B. All equipment parts, tools, and boxes are stored neatly, off the floor, and clean.

  • C. Food grade grease is kept separate from industrial grease.

  • D. Area is free of pest activity.

Restrooms

  • A. Walls, ceiling, floor, lockers, sinks, and toilets are clean, disinfected, and in good repair.

  • B. Hand washing signs are posted in all employee restrooms.

  • C. Sanitizing hand soap, disposable towels, and hot/cold running water is provided in all restrooms.

Employee Breakrooms

  • A. Tables, chairs, floor, walls, doors, ceiling, air vents, trash container, and windows are clean and in good repair.

  • B. Microwave and refrigerator are clean and free of food residues.

  • C. No unsealed food or food containers are left in cabinets, on tables, or on counter-tops.

  • D. Employee bulletin board is up to date.

Office and Lab areas

  • A. Walls, floor, doors, ceiling, and air vents are clean and in good repair.

  • B. Offices and labs are free of pest activity.

  • C. Offices and labs are free of safety hazards.

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