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selmaassili

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:28 AM

hello all,

 

i would like to know from you how can i assure that our cleaning method is efficient to manage the allergen risk , we use:

( watter in T°<60°C, disinfectant, detergent)

 

the allergens are milk, hazelnut, cocoa, soy lécithin E322

 

thank you soo much



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:41 AM

hello all,

 

i would like to know from you how can i assure that our cleaning method is efficient to manage the allergen risk , we use:

( watter in T°<60°C, disinfectant, detergent)

 

the allergens are milk, hazelnut, cocoa, soy lécithin E322

 

thank you soo much

 

Hi selma,

 

You will need to use appropriate test kits for the allergens involved. The latter depends on yr local regulatory requirements and labelling in country(s) of distribution.


Kind Regards,

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

Ditto Charles. It also depends on the shape, material, operator, and overall cleanability of the equipment, not just the chemical mixture involved. Testing provides the only meaningful data beyond visual inspection.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:21 PM

Validate it by running the product with the target allergen through your process and conduct your intended cleaning to remove the allergen.  Verify allergen removal with the sampling plan and testing type that is sufficient to meet the customer, regulatory, and/or your requirements.



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:36 PM

To do allergen verification, I used swab kits for allergens. Neogen had a lot of kits that gave results very quickly. Some of the ELISA methods take a long time and are harder to interpret.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

Agree--we use Neogen as well, former place of employment as well---simple to use and very quick results (you could perform in front of an auditor if need be)


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:02 AM

Hi Selma,

 

you'll need to verify with swab test allergen kit specified for those allergen (milk, hazelnut, cocoa, soy lecithin)



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