I am trying to understand the likelihood of whether a piece of plastic can get through a HTST and a homogenizer before entering a vat to make cheese.
I just need a little clarity if someone can give me some:
So we processed milk into cheese using a HTST system. Say we ran milk on Monday a strainer was checked and nothing was found prior to start-up. On the following day a strainer inspection took place and it was noted that a titration vial was found in the strainer and we continue to find pieces one more day (total of 2 days). So if I understand our process correctly we pull milk from a silo which goes through a pump, check valve, a strainer, balance tank, into the HTST and homogenizer into a vat for cheese making. What is my likelihood that plastic got into my vat. It seem like 99% of the plastic vial was recovered and all product is on hold. How can I prove no plastic will be in our product?