Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Bioburden Testing for packaging material

SQF BRC FSSC 22000

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Kellio

Kellio

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 149 posts
  • 60 thanks
16
Good

  • Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico

Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Hello everyone!!

 

I am looking for some information about BioburdenTesting for packaging material or raw materials. One of our customer ask for this program for their Audit before we can pack for them.

 

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you  


  • 0

#2 CMHeywood

CMHeywood

    Grade - SIFSQN

  • IFSQN Senior
  • 318 posts
  • 77 thanks
15
Good

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Neenah, Wisconsin

Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

Do your suppliers guarantee any cleanliness standards?  Do you do any swabbing for microbiological pathogens? 

 

Has your customer told you want bioburden levels are unacceptable?  Example - milk products can spoil quickly but acid in products like tomato juice help keep the bacteria count from growing too rapidly.

 

Your customer will probably want to see test data that shows you don't have pathogenic contamination.


  • 0

Thanked by 1 Member:

#3 Snookie

Snookie

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,619 posts
  • 255 thanks
162
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:06 PM

Some additional information such as what type of container and what your putting in the container might be helpful. 


  • 0
Posted Image
Live Long & Prosper

Thanked by 1 Member:

#4 Kellio

Kellio

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 149 posts
  • 60 thanks
16
Good

  • Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico

Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:14 PM

Snookie,

We pack frozen vegetables blends in poly bags, steamable bags, and doy bags and they are placed inside cases (corrugated.

The customer question is specifically directed to Bioburden testing for packaging.

Are these microbiological testing?

This requirement is kind of new for us.

Thank you for your comments.


  • 0

#5 MCIAN

MCIAN

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 100 posts
  • 36 thanks
9
Neutral

  • Philippines
    Philippines
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Law of attraction & Meditation

Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:24 AM

Hi Kellio!

 

Here are definitions of 'bioburden & bioburden testing':

 

"Bioburden is normally defined as the number of bacteria living on a surface that has not been sterilized"

 

"Bioburden testing is an assessment of the numbers and types of microorganisms present on a 
product, and may be used for assessment of incoming materials, as an indicator of manufacturing 
conditions, and to support sterilization validations. A determination of the recovery efficiency and 
characterization (grouping micro-organisms into categories) are both required for compliance with 
bioburden standards. All aspects of bioburden testing – test parameters, characterization and 
recovery efficiency – are performed according to specified ISO, AAMI, USP, or FDA standards. "
 
 
Regards.
 
 
:smile:

  • 0

Thanked by 1 Member:

#6 Kellio

Kellio

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 149 posts
  • 60 thanks
16
Good

  • Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico

Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

Thank you for your comments this is a great help.

 

Yes, I meant Bioburden testing.


Edited by Kellio, 10 April 2014 - 10:07 PM.

  • 0

#7 mahmoud ahmed

mahmoud ahmed

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 3 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • Egypt
    Egypt

Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

WHAT'S THAT ?!! :silly:


  • 0

#8 Charles.C

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 12,448 posts
  • 3244 thanks
346
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:13 AM

Post 5 ?


  • 0

Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


#9 Kushal

Kushal

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 15 posts
  • 0 thanks
1
Neutral

  • Earth
    Earth

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:18 AM

hi kellio

 

they might be asking test for primary packing material. which can be done by swab or contact plate technique.

 

 i thk it will help u

 

Kushal 


  • 0

#10 Charles.C

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 12,448 posts
  • 3244 thanks
346
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:24 AM

Note that OP 2 years old but thanks anyway for yr input.


  • 0

Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


Thanked by 1 Member:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users