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#1 Sabrina Navarro

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:22 PM

I am working on developing an environmental monitoring program, we are a small business that produces a low-risk ready to eat item. Our main concern is Listeria. We have never done monitoring in the past, so I would appreciate any help I can get with the following:

1) a sample template on what a policy should look like

2) frequency of testing, what would be recommended, every week, once a month?

3) do you do testing in house or send it to a lab?

4) any suggestions on environmental monitoring testing kits?

 

 

Thank you!!

-Sabrina



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:48 PM

I am working on developing an environmental monitoring program, we are a small business that produces a low-risk ready to eat item. Our main concern is Listeria. We have never done monitoring in the past, so I would appreciate any help I can get with the following:

1) a sample template on what a policy should look like

2) frequency of testing, what would be recommended, every week, once a month?

3) do you do testing in house or send it to a lab?

4) any suggestions on environmental monitoring testing kits?

 

 

Thank you!!

-Sabrina

 

Hi Sabrina,

 

A little context might assist, eg -

 

What is the product / process ?

 

Objective of questions, eg FDA, FSIS, SQF etc ??

 

Some available options here and in sublink -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...am/#entry119334


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Charles.C


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:52 PM

We make ready-to-eat cookies, involved in our process is cooking, cooling, and packaging. We are SQF certified



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:57 PM

I would suggest sending the samples off to a certified lab. 

 

 

 

Here's a link to the FDA Draft Guidance : Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods: Guidance for Industry

 

 

https://www.fda.gov/...n/UCM535981.pdf



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

Here's another link that may be helpful:

 

http://ucfoodsafety....files/26483.pdf



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:36 AM

Here's another link that may be helpful:

 

http://ucfoodsafety....files/26483.pdf

 

= file env2 linked in Post2

 

But thanks anyway. :thumbup:


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Charles.C






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