We have a non-conformance in relation to our metal detection whereby the product is rejected by a stop belt mechanism and is removed from the process and sent to QC for inspection. However, we do not have a lockable container for rejected product ( 15 kg cartons). Has anyone else had this issue and how did you solve it without multiple handling of the product....
I believe BRC has already addressed this issue:
BRC Food Issue 6 Clause 126.96.36.199
'The metal detector shall incorporate the following:
a belt stop system with an alarm where the product cannot be automatically rejected, e.g. for very large packs'
BRC Food Guidance for Clause 188.8.131.52
'Following consultation it has been accepted that stop-belt-style metal rejection systems will continue to be acceptable ....where additional controls are in place to ensure the effective removal and isolation of products'
'The following additional controls should be considered:
removal of affected product should be restricted to trained authorised staff. This may be supported by restricting access.....e.g. by using locked line cover.....e.t.c.'