Can I get feedback on this, what is everyone doing for their facility?
If your product is considered low risk for Listeria. We do not have finished product testing as a micro clearance for product release (we only test SPC and coliforms/E.Coli as a due diligence and internal trending).
Do you put product on hold AFTER environmental Listeria swabs for food contact surfaces?
My take on this is that environmental monitoring is a spot check, done weekly, and putting product on hold does not capture others that were not tested. Also the purpose is for environmental monitoring, not product clearance.