I'm drafting my revised QACCP plan, and I'm having toruble finding the right wording for my hazards. In my HACCP plan, all hazards are formatted like this "
"Contamination of _______ with (choose one: pathogenic microorganisms/chemicals/hazardous extraneous material) due to _________":
For example -
"Contamination of chocolate blocks, returned product, rework, in-process chocolate, packaging materials and/or finished product with pathogenic microorganisms due to contact with unclean utensils, tools, molds and equipment as a result of improper sanitation procedures."
Stolen from Canada's "FDA" website (forgive me Canadians, I cant' remember your acronym), this works perfectly for all of the hazards we found specific to our plant.
For Quality I want to use the same format. But "Contamination" sounds wrong, mostly we aren't avoiding contamination. I was thinking "Defect"? Is there a common word that equates to quality that is used often? I know there has to be one, but I'm totes blanking on it