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#1 JCSL

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:40 AM

Hello there,

 

Is it possible to wash spice and herb prior using? If no is there any other alternatives to wash off the chemicals, physical and microbial hazard?

 

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:07 PM

Hi,

My best suggestion is to ask for a COA on the spices you are purchasing.  I hope you are buying in bulk directly.  If you are purchasing from a distributor then it would be best to ask what standards do they require before purchasing spices. To me, this is a supply chain concern.  You should be trying to avoid another processing step in your food safety system.



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:17 PM

Hello there,
 
Is it possible to wash spice and herb prior using? If no is there any other alternatives to wash off the chemicals, physical and microbial hazard?
 
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Hi jcsl,

Yr OP requires context, eg what kind of raw material, hazards are you talking about ?

Yes, you can wash with water but it cannot remove 100 per cent of all hazards. Nor can anything else. Maybe study Post2.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 07:09 AM

My concern will be the heavy metal or pesticide residue that left over on the spice. Spices will be like dried chilli, staranise, cinnamon, fennel.  If I do have a COA from supplier, meaning that I could use it directly without washing and add into sauce production? How about it spice repacking or spice blending?

 

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:18 PM

My concern will be the heavy metal or pesticide residue that left over on the spice. Spices will be like dried chilli, staranise, cinnamon, fennel.  If I do have a COA from supplier, meaning that I could use it directly without washing and add into sauce production? How about it spice repacking or spice blending?

 

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Hi JCSL,

 

Afaik typical food processes (including  drying) will not "eliminate" existing significant amounts of heavy metals/pesticides, ie need control of original raw material..

 

The answers to yr queries IMO essentially relate to the specification of the ingredients / finished product.


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 07:21 AM

Thanks ,

 

I know what to do now. It was really helpful. 

 

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