I was curious about handeled goods. We are a tea/spice/dry goods manufacturer and trader. We often recieve goods and further modify them (i.e. cutting, milling) and sometimes we recieve goods and merely sell them.
Here is my issue: Our handled goods pass through a metal detector, are checked for appearence and taste, and tested for microbiology. But the bag could contain plastic or worms and we wouldn't know unless our probe was lucky enough to find it. But that is merely 100g from a 20kg sack.
Questions: Are these safety checks enough when we are looking to become FSSC 22000 certified? I would think we would have to open every bag and and thoroughly check the contents but that would increase the work load 10 fold. By checking the goods, I would simply dump them through a safety siev or somthing of that nature but we would also have product loss.
Any advice? I can also clarify if need be.
Thanks in advance.