Yes, apron and smock can be used interchangeably.
“Working effects’ are defined in the CanadaGAP Food Safety Manuals as “Items that have been provided to the employees to minimize contamination to product (e.g., aprons, booties, gloves, smocks, etc.)”. Working effects are covered on both Form C Employee Personal Hygiene and Food Handling Practices Policy – Production Site and Form D Employee Personal Hygiene and Food Handling Practices Policy – Packinghouse/Product Storage of the manuals. Only aprons are referred to on the forms. However, although they are two different words, aprons and smocks can be used interchangeably and smocks would be held to the same requirements.
- are worn when employees hold product against their body (e.g., to trim product)
- are made of rubber
- if reusable are washed daily by the operation