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magdamoo79

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 07:40 AM

Hello

 

We are in the process of installing a line for layered bars. Most of these will be coated in chocolate and the chocolate holding tank will be continuously topped up, with GI's to cover the manufacturing requirements. It will not be cleared out from batch to batch. 

This proposal is worrying for me as I am not sure what to do in a chocolate supplier recall situation. 

 

Can anyone help please? Thank you very much.



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:22 PM

We have the same issue with our oil tank.  If there was ever a recall I would have to recall back to the last run before the last time the tank was emptied and cleaned.  



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:38 PM

recall anything back to time of receiving to current if no cleaning/emptying on storage tank.



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:35 PM

Agree with both suggestions above.

 

Your management will have to accept this risk of recalling more products than it is necessary if only a clear break on adding the chocolate on the tank is implemented. Most management will accept the risk anyway instead of putting a process in place and out of convenience for operations or if this means more money to modify the equipment.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:59 PM

Hello

 

We are in the process of installing a line for layered bars. Most of these will be coated in chocolate and the chocolate holding tank will be continuously topped up, with GI's to cover the manufacturing requirements. It will not be cleared out from batch to batch. 

This proposal is worrying for me as I am not sure what to do in a chocolate supplier recall situation. 

 

Can anyone help please? Thank you very much.

 

This is a classic problem which particularly involves a method for defining batches/lots so that traceability can be achieved. Particularly tricky for continuously topped-up systems.

 

Previously discussed here several times for bakeries and  grain silos, eg -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...ducts-in-silos/

https://www.ifsqn.co...ty-confections/

https://www.ifsqn.co...lour-in-bakery/


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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