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#1 csesc

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:58 PM

Hello, I'm Quality mang. in a flour production plant and we have a environmental monitoring plan, regarding equipment, floors, workers (hands and clothes).

However, I have an important question and it's when should be the samples taken? during production or after cleaning?

I meen, to know if your cleaning is effective you should take samples at that point.

 

what BRC says exactly about this??

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:01 AM

Hello,

 

Usually sampling of equipment and surfaces is done after cleaning. Hands usually during production and clothes depend on what your aim is i.e. before use if validating cleaning from external launderer.

 

As far as BRC says, the requirements are relatively since the standard is applicable to a huge range of food manufacturing processes so there won't be 'exact' guidance for your particular process. Your EMP as per 4.11.8.1 should be risk assessed so suitable for your product and operation.

 

In your current plan have you defined sampling protocol with locations, frequencies, target organisms and control limits?






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