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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

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What are the best cost effective method for validating milk allergen in bakery environment..? were milk is part of dough process..

 

Thanks

 

Nadim



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:57 PM

Nadim what are you trying to prove? whether your cleaning is adequate? Whether your products contain dairy? 

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

Hi Jimmy, Ideally both, but the product I believe I can only test in lab, but cleaning is something I am looking to do on site.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:27 PM

http://foodsafety.ne...-3-d-total-milk

 

Screens at 5ppm, auditors have loved these unless a customer specifically requires FARRP swabs.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:11 AM

The Neogen is ok, but in my experience the LFD from Elution Technologies is better.  They have better pricing and great technical support.

 

Some of the Elution Technologies kits have a lower level of detection than the Neogen kits.

 

We started with Neogen and switched over to Elution, it saved us 15% on the testing.

 

http://elutiontechno...s.com/products/



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:55 PM

Hi

 

What are the best cost effective method for validating milk allergen in bakery environment..? were milk is part of dough process..

 

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Nadim

 

Hi Nadim,

 

As per post 2 I am slightly confused. Do all yr finished products contain "dough" ?

 

If so, i don't quite see the product benefit of monitoring  the environment for milk allergen.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 01:33 PM

Hi Charles,

 

Finished product is naan bread, but not all naan bread contain milk.

 

thanks

 

Nadim



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

Hi there......

 

You have not said what your customers have asked for?...if you make "own brand" or apply a 'milk free' label on the pack it is best practice to complete a validation of the rapid swabbing of your equipment by using traditional swabs (laboratory analysed) at the same time you do the rapid swabs - in this way you can prove that the rapid swabs are effective for your application.  You will also need formal cleaning procedures & to have signed off training for those people who do the cleaning.

 

If you are considering apply a dairy free claim the attached BRC guidance notes may be useful for you.

 

Best of luck!



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:23 PM

Attached File  brc-free-from-guidance 5.3.7.pdf   352.4KB   20 downloads



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

if you make "own brand" or apply a 'milk free' label on the pack it is best practice to complete a validation of the rapid swabbing of your equipment by using traditional swabs (laboratory analysed) at the same time you do the rapid swabs - in this way you can prove that the rapid swabs are effective for your application.  

 

This is good advice and I would do this in any case irrespective of whether you are branded, own brand or make a claim.  The FIC still makes it an offence to contain an allergen not listed so you need due diligence to prove you've taken the correct approach.







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