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#1 skredsfan

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

Anyone have some sample SOP's for equipment cleaning instructions? We produce paperboard folding cartons. The only examples I've found on the Web are related to Food Processing Equipment.



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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Anyone have some sample SOP's for equipment cleaning instructions? We produce paperboard folding cartons. The only examples I've found on the Web are related to Food Processing Equipment.


I have attached one of my cleaning procedures. The content is not what is important, the things that you must address are.
I wouldn't think it matters if it's a dough extruder or a box taper.

As far as content for the procedure goes, have a look through the operation and maintenance manual for the equipment in question to see if there are any recommended cleaning procedures.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

Anyone have some sample SOP's for equipment cleaning instructions? We produce paperboard folding cartons. The only examples I've found on the Web are related to Food Processing Equipment.


Hi there,

A couple of samples attached. I guess the first is more appropriate but you could adapt to the style of the second.

Attached File  Equipment Cleaning Procedure & Record Short.pdf   71.42KB   469 downloads

Attached File  Sample Equipment Cleaning Procedure.pdf   397.19KB   464 downloads

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for the samples! I'm creating a cleaning program for our entire facility. Most of our machines are very similiar in nature. Some will produce direct food contact packaging, and some will not. Should the procedures for cleaning them be different, or should I hold them all to the same standard?



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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

Just to add my piece - I would hold them all to the same standard. That way there is never any doubt when you use them as training documents.
My other addition to what has been said before is use pictures as much as possible. They provide an "idiots guide" to cleaning the equipment and to the parts that are important.

I use Key Inspection points on my procedures so that if someone new is checking the cleanliness of the equipment they know where the trouble spots are and also which parts of the machine must be perfectly clean.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

Hi,

Have a look what we have on our site. It is easy to follow and very clear what to do.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Hi,

Have a look what we have on our site. It is easy to follow and very clear what to do.

Regards
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Hi Agnes

I like that you've put in colour coding for cleaning equipment.

How do you distinguish between cleaning equipment in raw & finished product areas?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

We've got several printing presses that are very similiar in nature. Can I write up a general equipment cleaning procedure that would apply to every press, or do I need to have a seperate procedure for each press? I think this is where alot of the confusion come into play when talking about HACCP for Packaging vs HACCP for Food Processors. In processing their are several types of equipment with different functions. In packaging, it's pretty basic. Printing Press, Gluer, Palletizer. Just not sure how in depth this needs to be? Thanks for the samples everyone!



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

We've got several printing presses that are very similiar in nature. Can I write up a general equipment cleaning procedure that would apply to every press, or do I need to have a seperate procedure for each press? I think this is where alot of the confusion come into play when talking about HACCP for Packaging vs HACCP for Food Processors. In processing their are several types of equipment with different functions. In packaging, it's pretty basic. Printing Press, Gluer, Palletizer. Just not sure how in depth this needs to be? Thanks for the samples everyone!


Dear Skredsfan,

While making any document, always focus on the purpose and necessity of document.
If a single document fulfills multiple requirements without making the document complex in term of application or understanding at point of use, then go for it.
I have no experience of printing presses but as per your statement, if all your machines have different functions, you have to make separate SOP's for all because you have to define different procedures. You may group or categorize some machines with similar functions and make one SOP for each group. Also, do not forget that you should not only to cater cleaning instructions with respect to hygiene but to preventive maintenance of the machine too.

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M.Zeeshan




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