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#1 bhanson

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:49 PM

Hi.

 

We are a BRC Certified food manufacturer with the luxury of a small plant.

 

Our process is mix, cook, fill and cool.  We're hot-filling containers with temps that guarantee 5 log pathogen reduction in an environment where the floor and equipment are frequently wet.  Product water activity is 0.9 to 0.98.

 

We currently test Zone 1 regularly with ATP and do some incidental listeria testing on drains and floors with corrective action as needed.

 

For BRC version 8, however, we need a more formal environmental testing program; a major customer has also specified the need for a structured pathogen testing program.

 

I'm a frequent follower on the forum and would appreciate some suggestions from more experienced members than myself.  Thanks in advance for your suggestions!



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

Bhanson,

 

I am not sure if the following will cover your query, but is an excellent presentation on this topic (for your review):

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...monitoring-r148



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#3 bhanson

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:31 PM

Excellent stuff; thanks very much for the link!






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