I had a question about how to deal with change-over or ensuring safety when dealing with allergens on the same line/machinery.
(Particularly See this post -
Hypothetically, say we use a blender to process a seasoning mix that may contain an allergen. After processing that seasoning mix, we clean and sanitize the blender using industry-approved chemicals and procedures. Then, later we clean and sanitize the same blender before using it to process another seasoning mix that does NOT have any allergens in it.
Is this an adequate change-over safeguard? What if we included a general ATP swab test (for any organic material) of the blender in between processings? Would that satisfy allergen-control requirements?
If not, what are some control measures one can take to ensure adequate allergen safety for change-over on the same machinery? And if this is a CCP, how do you test for critical limits when dealing with blends?
I hope this makes sense...
Thanks in advance for the help and suggestions.
Edited by Charles.C, 15 July 2016 - 10:28 PM.