My company is a small food and beverage ingredients distributor that does custom mixing / blending from time to time (combine 3-4 dry ingredients in mixer, then fill to final packaging). We are looking towards BRC Certification in the future and I am wondering if we must implement a metal detection CCP into the process (metal detection after final packaging). Currently we rely on the HACCP plans & 3rd Party Audit Reports of raw material suppliers to adequately control risk of metal / foreign bodies.
My gut tells me yes since raw material will be open and handled by production employees and will be exposed to stainless steel mixing equipment, that metal detection is a necessary CCP to include if we intend to be BRC Certified. Can anyone clarify?