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#1 jkoratich712

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:06 PM

Current facility (bakery) does not use gloves, post bake. Discussed implementing glove policy, but after doing some research, unsure if that is the route to take. I understand hand washing and the importance, but would like thoughts on how often are hands to be washed (or sanitized?). For example, operator makes an adjustment to the equipment (pressing a button on a control panel) and then needs to inspect the product. Should the operator wash hands prior to handling the product? Wash hands after touching a 'non food contact' surface? Or ..?

 

Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

If you are dealing with Ready to Eat food, then use of gloves is a must. Hand washing alone does not help you as you rightly mentioned touching any part of equipment or cleaning the floor using a broom leads to cross contamination. You got evaluate the risk carefully in the operation. I would highly recommend to use gloves.



#3 Charles.C

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:52 PM

Dear jkoratich,

 

Of course it may well depend on where you are, ie who is going to audit you.

 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:21 AM

i am agree with all of you, in my experience in ready to drink product,

we prefer use gloves, but like in your case if operator touch machine, and then will inspect product

we add one more requirement, we do spray alcohol in glove again



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:19 PM

Yes, the employee needs to sanitize hands or while wearing gloves after using the machine. You can put aside a sanitizer bucket and sanitize the hands if it is about time or distance.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

To keep the highest standard of safety and avoid contamination you can use economical disposable gloves.

If the operator touches a button or control panel or other equipment they should definitely change to a new pair before they touch food again. It will keep safe both the food and the employee.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

First and foremost you should have a good hand washing/sanitizing plan in place.  Whether gloves are better or not I believe is debatable.  If gloves are being used but are not being changed frequently then they are no better than bare hands.  Nothing beats frequent hand washing as a part of any good plan.  If gloves are used there should be an ample supply readily available and personnel should be trained to changed the gloves frequently.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:48 PM

First and foremost you should have a good hand washing/sanitizing plan in place.  Whether gloves are better or not I believe is debatable.  If gloves are being used but are not being changed frequently then they are no better than bare hands.  Nothing beats frequent hand washing as a part of any good plan.  If gloves are used there should be an ample supply readily available and personnel should be trained to changed the gloves frequently.

 

Dear Bobwan,

 

I agree however you might have included "glove washing", ample supply of clean gloves.

 

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:21 AM

in my opinion, i think we still need to use glove,

because if our SSOP plan not work, we still make poduct safe,



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:47 AM

in my opinion, i think we still need to use glove,

because if our SSOP plan not work, we still make poduct safe,

i believe that you meant using gloves and change or sanitize them frequently (should be written on SSOP plan). If it doesn't work then they become a source of contamination. My experience in canned tuna, we are not using gloves in some areas (i.e cleaning and filling) but implementing SSOP and  time-temperature control strictly



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:22 AM

Decide what works best for your site. Whether hands or gloves, they need to be sanitized before 'handling' the food.

 

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Tony






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