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#1 hygienic

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:44 PM

Dear All ;

Before staff commence the work at morning time , they have to take their washed uniform from laundry then they have to wear it in the changing room ,then they will go to the production area in different sections , before entering the production area which is high risk area , how we can control the unifrom , because we dont know if there is some forigen objects hided or suspend on the uniform such as hair , insects or any kind of physical contamination can be end up of the product, is there any control here, such as air machine , steriliser , any thing can be fixed before entering the production area which can grantee nothing hided ,

any one can help on this matter ?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:09 AM

Dear Hygiene,

If you have controlled system in all areas of production, then there is no need of worry - only you have to provide training to the people accessing the area.

However in pharmaceutical industry to enter the IV Saline manufacturing unit - there is a special change room and strict uniform practices followed. The machinery of IV saline manufacturing is itself kept in different room called sterile area with a special entry system such as double door - - and a thick plastic material is used as a uniform. Only operator, microbiology lab personnel (for collecting sample) and designated maintenance worker is allowed in that area. The sterile area uniform is not allowed to taken out of the area - people have to leave the uniform in the locker and come.
I have never seen this kind of special practises like second change room in a food faciltiy.

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anish

Dear All ;

Before staff commence the work at morning time , they have to take their washed uniform from laundry then they have to wear it in the changing room ,then they will go to the production area in different sections , before entering the production area which is high risk area , how we can control the unifrom , because we dont know if there is some forigen objects hided or suspend on the uniform such as hair , insects or any kind of physical contamination can be end up of the product, is there any control here, such as air machine , steriliser , any thing can be fixed before entering the production area which can grantee nothing hided ,

any one can help on this matter ?

Thanks & Regards
Hygienic





#3 hygienic

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

Dear Hygiene,

If you have controlled system in all areas of production, then there is no need of worry - only you have to provide training to the people accessing the area.

However in pharmaceutical industry to enter the IV Saline manufacturing unit - there is a special change room and strict uniform practices followed. The machinery of IV saline manufacturing is itself kept in different room called sterile area with a special entry system such as double door - - and a thick plastic material is used as a uniform. Only operator, microbiology lab personnel (for collecting sample) and designated maintenance worker is allowed in that area. The sterile area uniform is not allowed to taken out of the area - people have to leave the uniform in the locker and come.
I have never seen this kind of special practises like second change room in a food faciltiy.

Regards,
anish

Dear Anish :

If it is catering company then I have to be worry , because ready to eat foods, pershable foods , if there is somthing in the uniform then will be end up of the product, hair and insects mostly can be found on the washed uniforms so if there no strickt visual inspection the problem will be occured .
So what is the best idea or solution to be sure the staff enter the production area with uniform free of physical hazards?

Thanks & Regards
Hygienic



#4 Charles.C

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:05 PM

Dear hygiene,

Re: last post.

i see no question ? :smile:

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

Dear hygienic

1. Provide change over room
2. Provide lockers to each employee
3. Ensure each employee has 3 uniform minimum ( based on job assignments)
4. Provide Laundry facilities
5. Ensure that, the uniforms are taken out of you catering unit only for cleaning
6. Ensure the cleanliness of lockers and locker rooms
7. Ensure the hygiene practices of employees in their accomodations ( if its own by org)
8. ensure one time use of uniform
9. Ensure the used uniform is washed
10.Provide disposable uniforms as much as possible
11. ensure air curtains at the entrance
12. If required provide positive pressure in the required sections like finsihed good packing
13. Conduct swab analysis
14. Conduct air count analysis
15. Maintain a check list of uniform inspections
16. Replace uniform every 6 month max (depends on job assignments)
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This is not a major concern, if supervision is proper

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#6 Rizwan Ahmed

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:59 PM

dear jomy,

could you please further elaborate the point 14 you mentioned below??

best regards.

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#7 Jomy Abraham

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:44 AM

Just meant to identify the microbial load in the air

1. inside food handling room especially pdn and packing
2. air from the air curtains

Air can be contaminated in many ways....

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Jomy Abraham

dear jomy,

could you please further elaborate the point 14 you mentioned below??

best regards.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:15 AM

Rollers are a good option. Check for any loose hairs on the uniform of every person entering processing area using rollers.



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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:40 PM

Rollers are a good option. Check for any loose hairs on the uniform of every person entering processing area using rollers.



Dear Meera :

What do you mean by Rollers?

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