SQF Checklist: The SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production - Edition 8


SQF Checklist: The SQF Food Safety Code for Primary Production - Edition 8

    6.1 Location and Layout of Structures and Vessels

    6.1.1 Aquaculture Sites A risk assessment shall be conducted to evaluate and document the risk to products associated with prior land use, adjacent land use, and other environmental factors including structures and equipment. Consideration shall be given to the following:

    6.1.2 Vessels and Structures

    6.2 Secure Housing Seafood Stock, Feed, and Equipment

    6.2.1 Site Access and Security

    6.2.2 Storage of Feed, Chemicals, and Equipment

    6.2.3 Construction and Storage of Machinery, Conveyors, Harvesting and Processing Equipment

    6.2.4 Vehicles, Equipment and Utensils

    6.2.5 Maintenance

    6.2.6 Calibration of Equipment

    6.2.7 Pest Prevention The pest prevention program shall:

    6.2.8 Animal Control

    6.2.9 Cleaning and Sanitation The methods and responsibility for the cleaning of vessels, containers, fish/shellfish contact equipment, animal health equipment, and sanitary facilities shall be documented and implemented. Consideration shall be given to:

    6.3 Personal Hygiene

    6.3.1 Personnel Practices

    6.3.2 Sanitary Facilities and Hand Washing Toilet facilities shall be provided and designed, constructed and located in a manner that minimizes the potential risk for product contamination. Personnel shall have clean hands and hands shall be washed by all personnel:

    6.3.3 Protective Clothing

    6.3.4 Jewelry and Personal Effects

    6.3.5 Visitors

    6.3.6 Amenities

    6.4 Aquaculture and Fish/Shellfish Handling Practices

    6.4.1 Product Handling Practices Appropriate personnel practices shall be employed by employees working in feed handling, living stock or wild catch areas which include:

    6.4.2 Aquaculture Practices written procedure regarding the handling of living stock shall be implemented and maintained. The procedure shall assure that employees handling living stock ensure that:

    6.5 Water Management

    6.5.1 Water for Aquaculture

    6.5.2 Water Treatment

    6.5.3 Water Management Plan Water used for production of living stock, mixing feeds, cleaning feed and veterinary equipment, and production of ice shall comply with potable water microbiological and chemical standards in the country of production. Where necessary, water used for aquaculture shall also be tested for heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The water management plan shall include the following:

    6.5.4 Corrective Actions

    6.5.5 Water/Ice used In Cleaning, Storage, and Transport Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) shall be developed for all uses of water during wild catch, cleaning, and ice production. The SOPs shall address:

    6.6 Storage and Transport

    6.6.1 Storage of Harvested Stock, Feed and Veterinary Medicines

    6.6.2 Storage of Hazardous Chemicals, Toxic Substances, and Petroleum Products Chemical storage rooms or sheds shall:

    6.6.3 Transport

    6.7 Purchase and Use of Medications, Aquaculture Feeds, and Aquaculture Chemicals

    6.7.1 Purchasing Medications

    6.7.2 Application of Aquaculture Medicines The person making decisions on administering a vaccination medication shall:

    6.7.3 Feed Management Plan The methods and responsibilities to maintain the safety and integrity of all aquaculture feed, whether purchased, or produced on site shall be documented and implemented (i.e. feed management plan). Aquaculture feed shall meet regulatory requirements and be managed to minimize the potential for microbiological or chemical contamination. The feed management plan shall include the following:

    6.7.4 Purchase and Use of Chemicals The site shall dispose of chemical waste and empty containers in accordance with regulatory requirements and ensure that:

    6.8 Stock Identification and Traceability

    6.8.1 Living Stock Records

    6.8.2 Feed Identification and Traceability

    6.8.3 Harvested Stock Records

    6.9 Waste Disposal

    6.9.1 Dry Waste Disposal

    6.9.2 Liquid Waste

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