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#1 CaliforniaFS

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

The current GFSI scheme I'm working on requires food contact equipment and environment (cold room) to have micro analysis done.

Commodity is an item that needs to be washed and cooked.

Gloves are worn.

Is it necessary to do micro testing on hands? 



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

I have included this in my half yearly environmental monitoring program.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:15 AM

The current GFSI scheme I'm working on requires food contact equipment and environment (cold room) to have micro analysis done.

Commodity is an item that needs to be washed and cooked.

Gloves are worn.

Is it necessary to do micro testing on hands? 

Dear CaliforniaS,

 

Yr description is somewhat cryptic, leading to ambiguity. The terminology "cold room" also has various interpretations :smile:

 

i assume that there is a possibility that the gloves of interest  touching the relevant surface, or the surface itself may subsequently be involved in direct or indirect contamination with food or other fcs.

 

If so, several possible reasons spring to mind -

 

Here are exemplary surgical procedures for donning sterile gloves with "no" bare hand cross-contamination -

 

(a) The first requires a superior/equivalent apron so is probably ruled out, the 2nd IMO demands a group of human Houdinis which I predict you do not have.

(b) Gloves can leak.

(b) IMEX most (all?) glove-donning procedures in food establishments require handwashing prior to donning for reasons such as (a,b).

 

Another more food-oriented link -

 

http://www.grocery41...ing-gloves.html

 

Rgds / Charles.C


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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