Good morning everyone,
I would really appreciate if you could write your opinion about this finding:
During our routine environmental swabbing and microbial tests the lab detected Listeria monocytogenes in the swab taken from the floor of the processing room where we also cut raw meat before cooking it. Precisely the floor drain was swabbed.
Listeria innocua was also detected in the same swab.
What do you think?
Because it's the floor, and so, theoretically, it could have come through shoes, and not necessarily with the ingredients, is it normal or does it require anyway extraordinary measures?
I was thinking to provide:
• proof of further testing (the drains again, the main food contact surfaces of the room, the raw meat stored in the freezer, other areas [the more the better])
• proof of actions with the employees, to reinforce the importance of using floor foamers when entering and leaving the processing room
• proof of further actions, for example increased frequency of automatic floor foaming
• proof of actions with the supplier, in case of positive detection in meat samples
• meat sampling based on the actual standard sampling plans, that is at least 5 samples collected.
Do you think this is enough?
(btw, audit happeining in a few days!!! - we got lucky eh?)