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Definition of "physical contamination" in Codex Alimentarius

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Best Answer Charles.C, 22 January 2020 - 08:49 AM

Hi The FDA states below 7mm - if you using a mesh the aperture must be below 7mm.

 

Good Luck

 

I suggest you re-read the FDA document very, very closely.

 

@ cici - something missing perhaps ??

 

PS - @ Eva, the relevance may well depend on yr location also.

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#1 EvaB

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 12:04 PM

Hello all at IFSQN!

 

Could somebody please help me regarding the Codex Alimentarius definitions of physical contamination? I was once told that the Codex defines a piece of metal 7 mm and larger in size as being hazardous. Where can I find such information - also regarding the size and types of further foreign materials in fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs? I have searched the Codex website and have searched some pdfs but can't find any reference to the 7 mm piece of metal.

 

Thanks so much in advance!

 

All the very best :smile:.



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:48 PM



I think that comes form the link below. Please read the whole document, its (7-25mm) not as clear cut as people make it sound

CPG Sec. 555.425 Foods, Adulteration Involving hard or Sharp Foreign Objects
my guess is that there are 50 threads on this, im too lazy to find them.

https://www.fda.gov/.../71953/download

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:21 AM

Thank you very much! I will check for the other threads too. 



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:11 AM

Hai Eva, 

 

You can check Metal Inclusion from FDA



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:37 AM

Hello all at IFSQN!

 

Could somebody please help me regarding the Codex Alimentarius definitions of physical contamination? I was once told that the Codex defines a piece of metal 7 mm and larger in size as being hazardous. Where can I find such information - also regarding the size and types of further foreign materials in fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs? I have searched the Codex website and have searched some pdfs but can't find any reference to the 7 mm piece of metal.

 

Thanks so much in advance!

 

All the very best :smile:.

 

Hi Eva,

 

Physical contamination covers a wide range of possibilities of which some are regarded as safety hazards and some not. I assume yr interest is the former (ie haccp) and seemingly particularly metallic contamination.

 

Assuming yr interest is haccp oriented and, just as an intro, try these 2 posts/threads (as already noted there are many, many more :smile: ) -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...on/#entry133891

https://www.ifsqn.co...al/#entry137557

 

PS - offhand, I don't recall ever seeing a published Codex opinion on metallic contamination vis-a-vis "acceptable" limits.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:42 AM

Hi The FDA states below 7mm - if you using a mesh the aperture must be below 7mm.

 

Good Luck



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:48 AM

This is for your reference ..



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:49 AM   Best Answer

Hi The FDA states below 7mm - if you using a mesh the aperture must be below 7mm.

 

Good Luck

 

I suggest you re-read the FDA document very, very closely.

 

@ cici - something missing perhaps ??

 

PS - @ Eva, the relevance may well depend on yr location also.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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#9 cici harahap

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:49 AM

This is for your reference....

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:22 PM

Thank you all so much, you have been a mine of information! 

 

Kindest regards,

Eva







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