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PAS 223: 9 - Is a Certificate of Analysis enough in this situation?

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#1 rfr429

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:44 AM

I just recently conducted a Food Safety Audit of a FSSC 22000 certified Bottling Plant.

I noticed that only a written Certificate of Analysis (CoA)is given by their customer.

 

The CoA states that Syrup A and B are safe to use per their company product specifications.

 

I believe that the Bottling Plant is non-compliant per PAS 223: 9 Purchased materials and services.

 

Per PAS 223: 9 Purchased materials and services

Raw materials shall be inspected, tested or covered by CoA/CoC to verify conformance to specified requirements prior to acceptance or use. The method of verification shall be documented.

 

There is no way for them to verify that the ingredients/chemicals used in Syrup A and Syrup B is within product specifications.

 

Your comments are highly appreciated.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:09 AM

Hi,

Are there any microbial specs stated? If yes, and they complies, then it is OK



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:37 AM

Thanks for the comment.

 

Just to clarify, the customer of the contract bottling toller never mention any micro, chemical or ingredients specs in their CoA.

 

Only a general statement " the their raw materials is to safe to use per their specifications"



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for the comment.

 

Just to clarify, the customer of the contract bottling toller never mention any micro, chemical or ingredients specs in their CoA.

 

Only a general statement " the their raw materials is to safe to use per their specifications"

 

I presume "customer" = supplier.

 

The intention of a CoA is to show that the delivered product complies with (appropriate) specifications.

 

This requires (a) analytical lot data and (b) evidence of compliance, ie a specification with limits for the relevant parameters.

 

It is possible that you are studying a CoC which can be a less definitive document than a CoA. Sometimes, arguably,  too much less. :smile:

 

Whatever, there should be a mutually agreed / signed product specification. It's supplier 101.

 

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:12 AM

You're right when you presume the customer = "supplier"

 

 

Thanks Charles for the input.







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