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