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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:04 AM

Hi all,

 

I have an enquiry on sealing of packaging. My company produces RTE meat patties/nuggets. They are packed into plastic packaging bag before packing them into cartons. My question is after packing the products into the plastic packaging bag, does the bag need to be fully sealed?

 

Appreciate your responses.

 

Thank you.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:20 AM

Hello, and welcome,

 

Correct me if I've misinterpreted, but are you asking if you can dispatch a RTE meat product that is exposed to the environment? How would you control contamination if the bags are not sealed?



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:32 AM

Yes, the products will be exposed (packaging not sealed) but once the products are packed into the packaging bag in the high risk area, they will immediately be transferred, placed into carton and sealed. Cartons are palletized, shrink wrapped and stored in freezer. They are maintained in frozen throughout the transportation and distribution chain. Are there any requirements that specify that products must be fully sealed in bags?



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:02 AM

Out of curiosity, what is the benefit to not fully closing the bag? Time?


Edited by FoodSafetyPlanet, 22 July 2019 - 05:03 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:50 AM

it Dependson Process Requirement that hoq qucickly you process it



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:52 PM

Frozen meat products is not exactly RTE. Could be RTC or RTRH?

 

Either way, if this is RTE, the packaging should be sealed to prevent potential contamination.

Think of it this way, if you were the customer picking up a poorly sealed product, you would likely not buy it.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:47 PM

Yes, the products will be exposed (packaging not sealed) but once the products are packed into the packaging bag in the high risk area, they will immediately be transferred, placed into carton and sealed. Cartons are palletized, shrink wrapped and stored in freezer. They are maintained in frozen throughout the transportation and distribution chain.

 

Are there any requirements that specify that products must be fully sealed in bags?

I presume this is a retail pack.

Perhaps you should additionally review yr answer  in Post 3 in the context of onward usage.

IMEX a sealing requirement is usually in the detailed Product Specification which is mutually agreed with the customer.


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