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#1 maddox

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:05 AM

Hi,

 

i would just like to ask what is IFS' requirement on product retention. Is it product shelf life + 1 year?

 

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#2 Tony-C

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:04 AM

Hi Maddox,

 

That reference is applicable to records:

'2.1.2.3 All records shall be kept in accordance with legal requirements and for a minimum of one year after the shelf life'

IFS has references to shelf life but not product retention:

'4.3.3 Shelf life tests or adequate processes shall be carried out.......
4.3.4 When establishing and validating the shelf life...... organoleptic tests shall also be taken into'

 

Normally I would keep samples of long life products to end of life plus a couple of weeks to allow for any last minute complaints.

 

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Tony


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