Currently I'm having a dscussion with my productin manager. I think the standard of cleaning the production areas is not good enough at this moment. We can find accummulated product and spiderwebs in corners etc.
We have a low risk product and the microbiological results are excellent, and this is his reason for not putting more effort in the cleaning.
I tried common sense, did not work, now I would like to have a clear standard so I can throw that at him ;-)
But the 852/2004 and the TS 22002-1 are both quite general in how clean the non contact materials/areas should be, is there a standard / ordinance that is more specific about the "hygienic condition"?
I found this text:
"Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris." and this suits me very well, but it was in some American standard, is there a European standard which has this criteria?
Or maybe someone can point me out where to find the definition of "hygienic condition "?