I would like to receive your comments regarding shelf life testing. Currently our shelf life validation is we take approx 200g of raw meat vac pack it as we would send to the customer and send to a UKAS accredited lab. We send for what ever days we need conformation on i.e. P+0, P+7 etc etc. We only send 200g as we deal in primal so sending a full cut would be costly. Do you agree with this way of sending the sample or is there something I am missing.
What is the required water testing needs. Currently we have 50 points within the process area and we test 5 points per month. Personally I think this is an overkill as this is directly not in contact with the product. What advise can you give,
Our area is slaughter and cutting plant