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#1 ericamcd66


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 02:03 PM

Hello everyone,

My name is Erica and I am new here and new to the position I am now in.  I have always worked for companies that have already had procedures in place and now I am with a company that basically has to start from scratch. I am currently looking for some information on writing new procedures for a company that has been in business for a while, but they have been operating with the bare minimum as far as procedures and policies are concerned.  They have decided to become SQF certified and I am currently working on updating the SOP procedures.   Any templates or ideas would really be appreciated.  Can anyone help me with a SOP procedure for metal detection, the one that I currently have is not working for me. Any ideas and help is greatly appreciated!


#2 Charles.C


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 02:21 PM

Hi erica,


Welcome to the Forum !  :welcome:


Perhaps you could upload yr current metal detector SOP and comment on why it's not working for you.


Basically the SOP needs to reflect what you are actually doing plus address the requirements of the Standard (or Regulation, or Both). There are a lot of SOPs on this forum but many are directed to particular FS Standards. Does that also apply for yourself ?


USA (FDA) offer detailed analyses regarding hazards from foreign bodies but which seem to be practically interpreted in subtle ways, eg due to the existence of "adulteration". Other countries also. It may also relate to yr particular product ??

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#3 redfox


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 05:24 AM

Hello Erica,


We are using metal detector, we have a procedure and WI. But Im sure our product is different. We pass our product manually, I would give you the bird's view of our process.


1. All product must pass metal detector

2. Metal Detector sensitivity must be verified every 30 minutes.

3. Sample that has MD but still to verify the MD sensitivity must be put on hold.

    ex: 8 am we've done the sensitivity verification- MD PASS THE VERIFICATION 

          product pass through metal detecting step-HOLD(tagged YELLOW)

          8:30am MD sensitivity is conducted-MD PASS THE VERIFICATION

          RELEASE THE PRODUCT-(tagged green)

          if on 8:30am MD verification the MD failed, all the product that pass through the metal detecting step will be recalled or will be evaluated again for metal inclusion.


Hope this would help.




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