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#1 Stuart Long

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:18 PM

Looking for input on an EMP for a Soybean Oil Refinery.  Plant/process is a closed system with limited inputs.  What would/should be tested for and how often.  Dry environment, filter changes during non-production times would be only time closed system is "opened."  Cooling, One filter, storage tanks, bulk tank shipping and nitrogen blanketing in storage and transportation tanks are only steps/inputs after kill step.  Interested if anyone is currently managing and EMP for a vegetable oil refinery.



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:56 PM

Not knowing anything about your operation (still), you could monitor the couplings on the hoses used for loading / unloading.  



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:24 PM

Thanks.  The specific loading coupling and potentially the imediate area of filters where filter changes would take place are the only 2 locations I have id'ed as EMP locations.  When speaking with another soybean oil refiner, they do not have an EMP at all since the system is enclosed and considered a low risk product with only one historical CDC reported incident in the US for microbiological contamination (due to addition of organic material - garlic).



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:41 PM

Thanks.  The specific loading coupling and potentially the imediate area of filters where filter changes would take place are the only 2 locations I have id'ed as EMP locations.  When speaking with another soybean oil refiner, they do not have an EMP at all since the system is enclosed and considered a low risk product with only one historical CDC reported incident in the US for microbiological contamination (due to addition of organic material - garlic).

 

Hi Stuart,

 

Sounds like you have answered yr own question. :smile:


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:51 PM

Hi Stuart,

 

Sounds like you have answered yr own question. :smile:

If I could only trust myself.... (see previous post about being a practicing skeptic...)



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:10 PM

If I could only trust myself.... (see previous post about being a practicing skeptic...)

 

Well, I certainly agree that FSMA has succeeded in creating vacancies for a troop of Sherlock Holmes(es) as far as updating HACCP is concerned.

 

Just my observation but -

 

"Never in HACCP has so much been drafted by so many with so little benefit."


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 11:35 PM

Hi, Stuart.

 

Depending on the process of how the filter and hoses are stored and handled, I will check if I need to sample those area as well.

 

Thanks






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