I am having difficulty in 188.8.131.52 Procedures in place to address the disposition of potentially affected product when equipment is found out of calibration.
If scales are found out of calibration would you have to conduct a recall for products that have left the facility already? Weight is more of a quality issue than a food safety issue but, I'm having difficulty figuring out what to do with potentially affected product if the scales are found out of calibration.
If thermometers are found out of calibration I'm assuming we would have to put all product in house on hold and recall all product that has left the facility since we pasteurize and use our thermometers for pasteurization which is a CCP. So, we would place all product on hold since the last good check and recall product that has left the facility and analyze and investigate it's disposition since this would be a food safety issue. Does this sound correct?
I'm unsure if we would need to do that for scale calibration being out of tolerance because it isn't a food safety issue but, I don't know what else we would do and I don't want to state we would put the product on hold and conduct a recall if it is not necessary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.