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#1 Reem Abu Alfahem

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:12 PM

Dear all ,

 

Thanks for your huge efforts ,i have learned a lot from this forum.

 

 

I have a question regarding ISO22000:2018

 

 Could OPRP manage both significant and insignificant Hazards or it's just deal with Significant Hazards?

 

Example : Cans Air blowing is one of our a process steps in powdered milk factory ,this step was designed to remove any physical hazards inside cans before Powdered milk filling process, However our food safety team evaluated the hazard in this process step and found it  insignificant hazard, as the Likelihood of hazard occurrence is possible (3) and the severity is Moderate(3), the risk level is 3*3 =9 

The justification of this result relays on the performance of our tins supplier and our experience.

 

* we use 5*5 Risk matrix  , P * S>12 is considered as significant risk.

 

 

Could you please advise.

 

 

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 01:48 PM

Dear Reem,

 

As per ISO 22000 standards the definition for OPRP related to significant food safety hazard. But inside an organization OPRPs can be applied anywhere to increase safety of a food product. In that case action criterion and measurement or observation should be in place for effective control.

 

From your example,

 

List the measurement or observation method at Cans Air blowing step and also check how often you are finding physical hazard, if the physical hazard can be eliminate in the previous steps and you are ensuring that step is efficient. Then you can remove Cans Air blowing step from OPRPs list.



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 02:52 PM

Dear Reem,

 

As per ISO 22000 standards the definition for OPRP related to significant food safety hazard. But inside an organization OPRPs can be applied anywhere to increase safety of a food product. In that case action criterion and measurement or observation should be in place for effective control.

 

From your example,

 

List the measurement or observation method at Cans Air blowing step and also check how often you are finding physical hazard, if the physical hazard can be eliminate in the previous steps and you are ensuring that step is efficient. Then you can remove Cans Air blowing step from OPRPs list.

 

 IMO the terminology OPRP is intended to be implemented with respect to "significant" hazards although a combination of control measures may exist to control a significant individual hazard (see def. 3.30 below). (The definition of OPRP has substantially changed in comparison to the original 2005 version).

 

Quoting the Standard -

 

8.5.2.4.1  Based  on  the  hazard  assessment,  the  organization  shall  select  an  appropriate  control measure or combination of control measures that will be capable of preventing or reducing the identified significant food safety hazards to defined acceptable levels.
The organization shall categorize the selected identified control measure(s) to be managed as OPRP(s) (see 3.30) or at CCPs (see 3.11).

 

 

 

3.30
operational prerequisite programme
OPRP
control measure (3.8) or combination of control measures applied to prevent or reduce a significant food safety hazard (3.40) to an acceptable level (3.1), and where action criterion (3.2) and measurement (3.26) or observation enable effective control of the process (3.36) and/or product (3.37)

 


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:45 AM

Dear Reem,

 

As per ISO 22000 standards the definition for OPRP related to significant food safety hazard. But inside an organization OPRPs can be applied anywhere to increase safety of a food product. In that case action criterion and measurement or observation should be in place for effective control.

 

From your example,

 

List the measurement or observation method at Cans Air blowing step and also check how often you are finding physical hazard, if the physical hazard can be eliminate in the previous steps and you are ensuring that step is efficient. Then you can remove Cans Air blowing step from OPRPs list.

 

 

 

Dear Raguram, 

 

The other control measures that may controlling the physical hazards inside cans are 

1.QC sampling and Inspection when cans shipment received.

2.visual inspection through mirror by production employees.

3. Air blowing step is remove any physical hazards (including Dust) that failed to be detected through QC Sampling and through Mirror visual inspection.

 

According to this sequence we found it as an OPRP, But my concern is we classified it as insignificant hazard so it will not comply with the definition of OPRP  in ISO 22000:2018.

My question: Should we reevaluate the hazard and raise the risk level to significant hazard to be classified as OPRP.



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 07:22 AM

Dear Reem,

I have understood about your question, please check the below mentioned link i hope you will get an idea about OPRP decision making,
https://www.google.c...-HwZeyE7HJ2u8-4

In your case, the severity of the physical hazard is less but the possibilities are high. Even though qa/qc checks done at receving point, during storage or before production step possibilities of getting contaminated is high due to poor handling, dusty environment or poor storage. Please check for your own desicion.



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:48 PM

Dear Raguram, 

 

The other control measures that may controlling the physical hazards inside cans are 

1.QC sampling and Inspection when cans shipment received.

2.visual inspection through mirror by production employees.

3. Air blowing step is remove any physical hazards (including Dust) that failed to be detected through QC Sampling and through Mirror visual inspection.

 

According to this sequence we found it as an OPRP, But my concern is we classified it as insignificant hazard so it will not comply with the definition of OPRP  in ISO 22000:2018.

My question: Should we reevaluate the hazard and raise the risk level to significant hazard to be classified as OPRP.

 

I am not familiar with typical haccp plans for can-based operations but, offhand, the "cleaning" procedure you are describing sounds like it would more logically be handled as a  "Prerequisite program" .


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 08:42 AM

Dear Reem,

Significant hazards are managed either by OPRP or CCP. You can add some more control measures such as visual inspection, along with air cleaning. If you have multiple multiple control measures then and there is no history of foreign particles found in the cans, then your probability becomes 1 or 2, in such case Can cleaning can be managed through PRP. 

 

Cleaning of Cans preferably done by using vacuum suction type system instead of air, because if you use air for cleaning, the dust or any foreign particles from the can will be blown out and may fall on other materials or in the product itself.

 

Mahantesh



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