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binab2019

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:44 PM

Hi,

We are compound chocolate and real chocolate manufacturer. We use lot cocoa  in our product. I found metal shaving in our cocoa. I put on 

HOLD. What steps might be next steps? 

 

Thank You.



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:28 PM

How many lots did this cocoa make it in to?

 

Where are these lots?

 

Possible recall if product made it to the customer.

 

Supplier needs to know. 

 

How did this happen? 

 

Was there a fail in HACCP?

 

Is current foreign material control points not sufficient/effective?



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:36 PM

Do you have magnets as part of your programs?


Edited by Setanta, 05 December 2019 - 06:39 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:57 PM

This product did not make it to consumer. This cocoa made into two products. Supplier is aware of metal shaving. 

 

We have magnet in line. Also we have filter and Metal detector. Metal was catched prior going to Metal detector. After investigation i found that it is coming from one of ingrdient. What i need to do next.


Edited by binab2019, 05 December 2019 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:35 PM

Determine if the metal poses a physical or chemical hazard. If the answer is yes, dispose of the material. You were lucky that it was caught before going to the customer, that's why you have metal detectors. When you have adulterated product, sometimes it can't be saved.


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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:31 PM

How does your CAPA procedure look like?  I am assuming this is part of our HACCP plan and metal is a CCP? What does your CA say?

 

Place product on hold,

 

Determine Root Cause through root cause analysis (where how it happened)

 

Corrections

 

Corrective Actions/ Preventive Actions

 

See if you need to revise your Hazard Analaysis and your Plan.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 12:26 AM

This product did not make it to consumer. This cocoa made into two products. Supplier is aware of metal shaving. 

 

We have magnet in line. Also we have filter and Metal detector. Metal was catched prior going to Metal detector. After investigation i found that it is coming from one of ingrdient. What i need to do next.

 

It all depends on the details of yr control system/item usage and related chronologies.

 

eg - Do you have reliable evidence that this was a "one-off" event/error or ............?

 

From a Supplier POV, you should immediately initiate "push-back" as appropriate, eg Post 2.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:12 AM

If you can prove it is a supplier problem / issue then put it all on them.  Don't risk the product and work with your accounting, purchasing, and operations to ensure your company has full restitution from the supplier.

 

As others have said initiate a RCA and CAPA; it may mean you have to change suppliers.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 02:00 PM

Look like we are not going to buy more product from them. Supplier have Metal detector as per my documents from supplier. But their HACCP plan fail. So i will just ask them corrective action and review their HACCP plan? Can i get any example of documents i should ask supplier?







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