Hello fellow SQFers,
Looking for some advice on 18.104.22.168 which states "Records shall be maintained of the inspection of foreign object detection devices and of any products rejected or removed by them. Records shall include any corrective actions resulting from the inspections."
We use in-line metal detectors in the manufacture of cheese sauce. We use our metal detector reject to run product out of the line until the proper temperature is reached for packaging and also to clear out the lines during product changeovers. All of this goes into waste barrels. Of course any rejected product also ends up in the waste.
What would be the best way to record rejected product? Any rejected product is automatically diverted to waste along with our waste for other reasons. We do have a log where we record tests and alarms.
Is it sufficient to record the amount of waste from each line for the production day? Would a risk assessment explaining this be adequate instead? We have an 800 micron nylon filter right before the metal detector as well.