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#1 djammur

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:50 PM

We are BRC Packaging issue 5 Low Hygiene certified.  One of our buildings is needing a High Hygiene certification.

I keep seeing articles and threads regarding the use of blades/knives in production.  The thing I cannot find is who uses the one piece disposable "penguin"  or "fish" style knives?  Also, if we chose to use this style, do we still need to have a blade control and check out procedure? 



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:20 AM

Hi djammur

 

The short answer is yes as purpose of this exercise is to ensure that no blade is missing so w still need to do the tally of blades issued and blades recovered at then end of the production. The baldes handed in after the production should also be checked for any damage/

 

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:53 AM

We are BRC Packaging issue 5 Low Hygiene certified.  One of our buildings is needing a High Hygiene certification.

I keep seeing articles and threads regarding the use of blades/knives in production.  The thing I cannot find is who uses the one piece disposable "penguin"  or "fish" style knives?  Also, if we chose to use this style, do we still need to have a blade control and check out procedure? 

 

I expect so, looking at clause high hygiene 4.9.2.3:

 

Sharp cutting instruments used in the manufacture of packaging materials shall be controlled to prevent product contamination. This shall include control into and out of the factory.

 

The interpretation guidelines for this clause goes on to say that the auditor will look for evidence of a working procedure for the control of sharp blades....signed record of the issue and return of all blades...control must be verified as part of internal audits.



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:54 AM

Also on a minor note, you may have better luck with responses in the "BRC Packaging" forum rather than "SQF Food"  ;)

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...food-packaging/



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