Dear Charles C
I mean Product Release, our product is released based on Micro results. As for reworks is something that we have not done yet. So the auditors want the procedures or policies in place.
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I think whenever your products need to reworks, you should compare it with standard of the product.
So, standard will be your baseline to decide whether these products should be rework or not.
If the product doesn't meet the standard, so you should rework it.
After the product meet standard quality, then the next step is release procedure.
The important thing to release your product is micro test.
Because, microbiology will affect your product quality: speed of your products spoilage (shelf life) and also hazard potency of the product if it contains pathogens.
You can start making the procedure by using flowchart.