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#1 Abdoudia

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:20 AM

Good morning

 

I am quality manager in tuna factory.

 

We are using ingredient containing 2 allergens (soya & celery).

 

Is it possible to validate the cleaning effectivity of both allerrgens by swabbing only the soya residues?

 

Thank you.



#2 Dr Vu

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 11:44 AM

 get both swab  kits ..... i dont know how you can justify that cleanliness for one reflects on both?


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:44 PM

Nonspecific protein tests are commonly used to verify the effectiveness of cleaning programs. I would recommend a product like Allersnap from Hygiena. It has been verified to be accurate down to 3 micrograms of protein. You can find more info on these swabs here: http://www.hygiena.c...d-beverage.html



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 01:08 PM

Dear Abdoudia -

 

You can conduct research (test kit suppliers might help) and evaluate your processing equipment to determine if one of the allergens is more difficult to clean than the other in your situation. Then write a risk assessment justifying this and test for only the one allergen. One of the concerns to evaluate is if the two allergens contact the same or different pieces of equipment. From what i have heard - no proof - soy is considered one of the most difficult allergens to clean.

 

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:16 AM

Thank you all.

 

Regards.






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