We make cold pressed bars. We, on occasion, find ingredient bag material in one of our finished products (bars) when we are transferring them to our packager. Our batchers will cut the ingredient bags and will also use scoops to scoop the ingredient out of the bag. We believe that this is where we are getting the contamination from. How can we prevent the ingredient bag or liner from contaminating our product? What do you do at your facility to prevent this? Please note that we have ingredients of all sizes. We use both powders and whole nuts/seeds. We can sift our powders but it would be difficult and not likely to catch a piece of bag material with the nuts.
We are trying to write a corrective action for this but are finding it hard to come up with a preventive action.
Thank you for your help!!!