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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

We are currently implementing the BRC-IOP norm in our plant. As manufacturer of cellulose casings for the meat industry (primarily sausages), which is basically a chemical process, it is quite a challenge to comply with the BRC-IOP requirements. One of the topics is a hygiene clearance procedure. Does anyone have expierience with a practical procedure that covers this topic? If so, are you willing to discus and/or share this procedure with me?



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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:58 PM


We are currently implementing the BRC-IOP norm in our plant. As manufacturer of cellulose casings for the meat industry (primarily sausages), which is basically a chemical process, it is quite a challenge to comply with the BRC-IOP requirements. One of the topics is a hygiene clearance procedure. Does anyone have expierience with a practical procedure that covers this topic? If so, are you willing to discus and/or share this procedure with me?

Hello Ive and Welcome to the forums. Difficult or not the reason for the requirement for a hygiene clearance procedure following maintenance work is because it is known that there is a risk at this point for introducing potential contaminants into the product.

I have attached an example form for ideas. It's not so difficult to implement, but changing the mindset of engineers may prove more difficult.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:38 AM

Hello Ive and Welcome to the forums. Difficult or not the reason for the requirement for a hygiene clearance procedure following maintenance work is because it is known that there is a risk at this point for introducing potential contaminants into the product.

I have attached an example form for ideas. It's not so difficult to implement, but changing the mindset of engineers may prove more difficult.


Thanks Simon. Yes you are right about the biggest challenge being changing people's behavior.

"Nobody likes change, except a baby with a wet diaper"


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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:41 PM

This form for hygiene after maintenance helps me as well but I was wondering about a different say to do this. We have a maintenance program where all the repairs of the machines get entered into a program for our records and so we know what our bottle necks are. The mechanics fill out what we call "work orders" and turn them in at the end of the shift to be entered into the system. Would it be acceptable if we added something to the "work orders" that verifies that the mechanics cleaned the equipment? I was thinking about just adding a line and a box to check off after cleaning.




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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:13 AM

Dear Jaredkkrischel,

I would accept such method. However I would prefer a method where responsible staff from producion line (e.g. operator or production manager) signs off the maintenance order or failure report.
I thought that this is actually the interpretation of the BRC. However I can not find anything written about this.




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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:26 AM

Thanks Simon. Yes you are right about the biggest challenge being changing people's behavior.

"Nobody likes change, except a baby with a wet diaper"


My son doesn't even like that!





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