Can anyone confirm if I am mistaken or correct on the following?
I am going to do swabbing according to No.2 alternative for RTE. I have decided to swab once a month at the end of production,5 samples, right before sanitation starts cleaning. This will allow pathogens if present to thrive and be detectable.
I was told that for listeria swabbing it has to be done after the area has been cleaned and sanitized. This does not make sense to me because whatever bacteria was there would have been eliminated. and if sanitation is aware the area is to be sampled they will obviously put in extra effort. In my mind the point of EMP is to find pathogens not to avoid finding them. Or am I thinking too much into this.
Please enlighten me on the matter.