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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:33 PM

I am looking for an Allergen Cleaning Validation Policy/Procedure/Forms or any infiormation at all would be helpful.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:10 AM

You can check your production line by swap controls. it gives the information if there is any residue after allergenic contamination onto surface or not. http://solutions.3m....0beJ9C52DTHJWgl

Madam A. D-tor

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:44 AM

Make sure you do the validation after a product with a high content of a certain allergen. (worse case scenario)

Also possible to analyse the first products of the product produced after cleaning. If you can validate it, it might be sometimes be cheaper and just as safe to dispose the first 20 packages rather then to do a total cleaning. This only is relevant for filling operations.

example: product with higt content allergen x - cleaning - product with no allergen x. cleaning can be validate by analysing first packages on allergen x.

Kind Regards,

Madam A. D-tor

Dr Ajay Shah

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

I do agree with the comments posted by Madam A.D-tor. One can also conduct swabs on the line aftter through cleaning and sanitation to be tested by a reputable laboratory that specilaises in allergen tests.


Dr Ajay Shah.,
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE(FE)
Managing Director & Principal Consultant
AAS Food Technology Pty Ltd

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