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#1 leet222

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:54 PM

I'm in the middle of setting up my biological testing procedure for a food packaging plant.  Could anyone share their examples?

 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

what type of food are you packing? Is the testing a mandatory requirement or is it just internal for sanitation verification.  Are you testing equipment or final product testing?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

We manufacture cardboard and plastic containers to hold food.  Some direct food contact and some not direct contact.  We are using the testing for sanitation verification.  We test both equipment and final product.  At this point, final product testing is all done on the outside at an accredited lab.  Equipment swabbing testing is done internally and externally.

 

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#4 Charles.C

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:46 PM

Dear leet,

 

So what specific testing are you doing already ? i think you will appreciate the relevance to yr OP.

 

Based on previous threads here, some packaging micro. "standards" do also exist, some even legally, But i suspect not yet in USA.?

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:15 AM

I think biological testing is great when it comes to food packaging. It makes sure that the contents of the container/bottle are safe.



#6 leet222

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:39 PM

The outside testing is done on finished goods...residual bacteria, coliform, & yeast and mold.  Inside testing is ACP & yeast and mold.



#7 Charles.C

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:33 PM

Dear leet,

 

A few random threads to study -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...hat/#entry60311

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ccp/#entry59049

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ing/#entry56870

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ing/#entry51211

 

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#8 leet222

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:42 PM

Charles C....excellent information in the links.  Thanks!

 

Still haven't seen any procedure examples though.






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