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#1 kibeda

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:30 PM

SQF, Module 13 Food Contact Packaging

13.2.11.4, titled Cleaning and Sanitation requires sanitation inspections. Is this the same as daily hygiene inspections which is stated in 13.8.1.5, title waste disposal?

Where else could I find guidance on what a daily hygiene inspection should include? And, a daily frequency seems a bit much, how are other companies handling this?

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:50 PM

Include the sanitation inspection in your daily pre-op.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:12 PM

We do not do a daily pre-opt.

SQF calls for a sanitation audit in 1 section and hygiene inspection (daily) in another. Same thing?


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:07 AM

A. They are not the same.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:10 AM

B. Are pre ops and internal audits undertaken?

You could make these internal audits

Our clients conduct at least 1 pre op that incorporates these and others.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:13 AM

Wow, posting issues tonight! Meant to say once at least every 24 hours if running 24 hours a day, some run these before every shift... those interestingly enough are also the ones that do excellents.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:36 PM

I HIGHLY recommend a daily pre-operational inspection.  The SQF code hints to it, but doesn't explicitly demand it directly.  As Glenn pointed out facilities that incorporate this as a daily practice do better in inspections, and in my experience have better quality results.

 

For our facility start-up, last May, we didn't have these in place...not a priority (way too many other things juggling in the air).  Once the daily equipment and facility pre-op inspection were put into place our quality improved on the filler, as well as, the overall facility appearance and GMP compliance.

 

We don't pre-op inspect all of our equipment, only the high-risk equipment, which is our packaging lines.  I've attached the forms we use for the equipment and our facility pre-op to get you started.  I recommend, if you want to ensure it is being followed keep it as simple as possible.  You can always revise it as necessary.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:08 PM

Very helpful Ryan. Thank you!


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