This is my first mock recall exercise done.
Can you please review it and let me know if its done correctly or I need to make some changes.
All feedback is welcomed!
Thanks in advance!
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Product to recall: Arepa De Choclo
Production date: 10/01/2019
Amount produced: 3 Pallets (312 cases)
312 cases MAMBO FS (Invoice #174567)
Amount in inventory: 0
Recall classification: Emergency Situation
Reason for recall:
Positive Listeria Testing
We were conducting our quarterly listeria testing and we had one area (Cooking Conveyor Zone 3) show positive for listeria. The day we swabbed for listeria was on October 1st. We then sent other samples of Arepas from other days and were deemed okay as they tested negative. A recall was conducted the arepa produced on this day for safety precautions.
Am emergency meeting was conducted with the following:
Adrian Sosa, General Manager
Gianfranco, Plant Manager
Yosali Estopinan, SQF Practitioner
Rafael & Omaira Sosa, Owners
It took about 15 minutes to gather everyone. We discussed the positive result we had on this day, and quickly looked up what we produced that day.
Yosali quickly contacted the customer. It took about 5 mins to get a hold of the QA manager in Quirch to urgently report the issue.
Quirch was advised to quarantine the product as quickly as possible.
Product was still in-house at Quirch and took 25 mins to locate and quarantine all of the product.
Product was then transported back to our plant for further testing and investigating later that evening when Quirch had a truck available for dispatch. This took about 2.5 hours.
A product sample was sent to our contracted lab to test for Listeria on the actual product and was tested negative for Listeria. This took 24 hours.
Product was destroyed for safety precautions anyway.
Listeria was positive in the zone 3 of the cooking conveyor.
We stopped production for the following day and deep cleaned thoroughly the plant and all equipment in house. This took about 4-6 hours.
Samples were taken again the following day and sent to the lab. Testing takes 24 hours.
Production was on hold until we were clear of Listeria.
Samples came in and were all negative.
Employees were directed to come in as normal the following day.
No media or regulatory agencies were contacted as 100% was recovered.
Recall exercise done by: Yosali Estopinan