Certainly Group F1 Food processing is the catch all occupancy, but does not readily address containers or wrappings or packaging, and does not prohibit combustible packaging ... Principally, Group F2 is facilities producing noncombustible or non explosives materials however, peaches, plums, nectarines are produced on the tree and not created in the plant facilities ... Yet, both Group S2 and F2 are intended to be related to produced noncombustible materials or products and the processing and handling of fruit produce may somewhat be described ... Further, Group F1 in part describes uses not classified as Group F2, thus opportunity for review of actual operation per CBC 301 as well ... Considering Group S2 allows noncombustible materials and products on wood pallets, or in paper cartons, or in paper wrappings, then peaches, plums, nectarines in wood boxes may be reviewed and classified by Building Official per CBC 301, considering Group F2 potential fire and life hazard, upon review of owner or the owner representatives submitted operational statement and subsequent determination by local building official in cooperation with local fire department, who provides local fire protection services and fire code maintenance inspections.
2001 CBC 301 states in part ... "Any occupancy about which there is any question shall be classified by the building official based on proposed fire and life hazard"
2001 CBC 311.1 Group S2 in part describes storage of noncombustible materials such as products on wood pallets, or in paper cartons, or in paper wrappings which includes
Item #12, Food in noncombustible containers,
Item #13, Fresh fruit in non-plastic trays or containers
Item #14, Frozen foods
2001 CBC 306.1 Group F2 in part describes facilities producing noncombustible or non explosives materials which during finishing packing or processing do not involve significant hazard
2001 CBC 306.1 Group F1 in part describes uses not classified as Group F2 which includes
Item #20, Food processing