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#1 Duudu

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

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My name is Aaron from Zambia. I am Plant Food Safety Manager for multi-processing plant in my Country. I need help on what the standards say about how much lux is optimum for a chicken processing plant.

 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

I m from Canada.

 

Ensuing Policy Requirements

All rooms and areas of the establishment must be properly lighted by natural light, artificial light, or both. Special attention must be given to the amount and direction of lighting in inspection areas to prevent glare while providing the required maximum illumination.

All light in meat product inspection areas shall be without shadow or glare and have a minimum colour rendering index value of 85 so as not to distort the normal colour of meat products.

Specifically:

  1. all CFIA inspection stations and operator inspection sites (e.g., head preparation, check trim station, boneless meat reinspection site, return and imported meat reinspection sites, etc.) measured at the lowest inspection point shall be 540 lux;
  2. MPIP poultry carcass inspection stations and carcass salvage station(s) on the kill floor measured at the carcass abdominal cavity level shall be 2000 lux;
  3. inspection stations in high line speed beef or hog slaughter measured at the lowest carcass, head, viscera and abdominal cavity levels shall be 1000 lux;
  4. all suspect pens or areas designated for CFIA ante mortem inspection measured at lowest inspection point shall be 540 lux. This may be reduced to 110 lux after CFIA inspection; and
  5. all workrooms i.e., slaughter floor, processing and packaging areas (edible and inedible meat products) measured at the lowest working surface level shall be 220 lux.

Light sources and fixtures must not be a potential source of contamination to meat products. In this regard, design and location are important considerations



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:49 AM

Thank you so much Augusteissa. It does make a lot of sense because the light intensity in the poultry plant is much lower than 540 lux. I will need to install more fluorescent tubes. On the other hand do you know how I can measure CRI?



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:27 AM

Hi, Duudu.

 

Augusteissa provided a complete reference for light intensity requirement for meat manufacturing, but you also want to check your local regulations (hoping there is an applicable one) as there are some that may require higher lux.



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

Generally, in Canada, there is no requirement to measure ROI. with the manufacturer's letter of guarantee, there is an indication of the color white but we measure the light intensity (number of lux) in each room.

Generally, in Canada, there is no requirement to measure ROI. with the manufacturer's letter of guarantee, there is an indication of the color white but we measure the light intensity. number of lux






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