Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Fumigation of prepackaged flour per SQF code


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 PSC Corp

PSC Corp

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 2 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:29 PM

Hello,

 

I've had a question that's been presented to me about fumigating prepackaged flour that has been found to have beetles inside of it.  I cannot find anywhere in the SQF code that states either you can or cannot fumigate product-(using a licensed fumigator) that has insects inside of it.  We are not the manufacturer we are a distributor.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.



#2 Tony-C

Tony-C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 3,361 posts
  • 992 thanks
263
Excellent

  • United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Koh Samui
  • Interests:My main interests are sports particularly football, pool, scuba diving, skiing and ten pin bowling.

Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:55 AM

Hi PSC Corp,

 

The SQF Code states:

 

12.2.10.3 Food products or packaging that is found to be contaminated by pest activity shall be effectively disposed of, and the source of pest infestation investigated and resolved.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony



#3 Scampi

Scampi

    Fellow

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 2,832 posts
  • 779 thanks
344
Excellent

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:26 PM

In this instance you shouldn't be using your GFSI as your go to for an answer..........what do the regulations (i.e. the law) state?

 

FDA says dispose of contaminated

 

https://www.accessda.../PCF_05_000.htm                 this link is for inspectors

 

If you fumigate, do you not now have dead beetles in the flour?????


Because we always have is never an appropriate response!





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

EV SSL Certificate