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#1 qualityfishgirl11

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:04 PM

Hi

Has anyone done a risk/hazard assessment for the clause below:

 

employees shall undergo a medical examination prior to employment in food contact operations (including site catering) unless documented hazard or medical assessment indicates otherwise

 

We are a fish plant where the product is not classified as ready to eat.

 

thanks!
 



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:00 PM

Hi

Has anyone done a risk/hazard assessment for the clause below:

 

employees shall undergo a medical examination prior to employment in food contact operations (including site catering) unless documented hazard or medical assessment indicates otherwise

 

We are a fish plant where the product is not classified as ready to eat.

 

thanks!
 

Hi qfg,

 

IMEX, the usual menu of checks is typically a mix of locally/internationally "established" items superimposed by any existing local regulatory/legal restrictions.

 

A classic (theoretical) example might be the US (Retail) Food Code format which, from memory, has some useful explanatory detail.  UK equivalents look rather different and some countries create Encyclopedias. Canada I have no idea ?.

 

There have been several in-depth discussions here of the US legally  "acceptable" procedures. Canada maybe has similar limitations ?


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:03 PM

The WHO published a report some years ago that concluded pre-employement and routine medical testing of employees was not effective.  This report also references a study conducted by the State of Florida with the same conclusions.   I have used it as a risk analysis for this clause.  

 

The report is available for download at this link:

 

http://apps.who.int/...WHO_TRS_785.pdf



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 12:16 AM

The WHO published a report some years ago that concluded pre-employement and routine medical testing of employees was not effective.  This report also references a study conducted by the State of Florida with the same conclusions.   I have used it as a risk analysis for this clause.  

 

The report is available for download at this link:

 

http://apps.who.int/...WHO_TRS_785.pdf

 

Hi quality fishgirl,

 

Is a medical check a regulatory requirement in Canada ?


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 05:48 AM

Hi qualityfishgirl11,

Your assessment will quite clearly, as you have indicated, be dependent on the risk related to the food and the degree of handling for example RTE sandwiches which are hand assembled would be very high risk.

Have a look at the Tesco document Health Screening of Food Handlers, you might find it useful
 

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