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#1 Andres F Parguina

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:19 AM

Hi all,

 

I have a pretty naive question but it would be of great help to have a well founded opinion about it.

 

Do the standards like BRC, IFS, etc... enforce the calibration of all measurement equipment used in a manufacturing plant? Or can the company decide which equipment is criticical for the production process and only calibrate these devices?.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Best regards.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:59 AM

BRC v 8

Interpretation
The site must ensure that key pieces of equipment that control and monitor processes are themselves confirmed as operating
effectively and accurately.
The site needs to identify the measuring equipment (e.g. scales, thermometers and pH meters) that is used
to monitor CCPs, product safety, legality and quality

 

what devices you are thinking of excluding and why?



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:22 PM

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11.2.11.1 The methods and responsibility for the calibration and re-calibration of measuring, test and inspection
equipment used for monitoring activities outlined in pre-requisite program, food safety plans and food quality plans
and other process controls, or to demonstrate compliance with customer specifications shall be documented and
implemented. Software used for such activities shall be validated as appropriate.
 
So as per your program
Generally speaking
Thermometers
Scales
Pressure Meters
Torque
Vacuum

Because we always have is never an appropriate response!


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