What needs to be documented (or conversely, does not need to be documented) in terms of allergen cleaning verification per SQF? Note: the cleaning procedure is already VALIDATED so I'm strictly wondering about the verification. Does there need to be some sort of document every time there is a changeover, or can a verification happen on a set schedule such as once per month or quarter by myself (Quality Assurance)?
For example, we may have a changeover on a line 4 times per day between allergens. Do I or a trained designee need to inspect and document the cleaning of this line every time and/or do swabs OR can the lead person in the area just visually verify it's clean before running the next product? We are a small plant so we need the flexibility of running different products whenever a customer needs them and often times running allergens at the end of the week or grouped together isn't feasible.
I'm curious to hear how people handle the verification portion of allergen cleaning.
Edited by Charles.C, 28 October 2014 - 06:58 PM.
asumed food, moved to SQF