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Best Answer Charles.C, 23 March 2020 - 02:28 PM

Good day All

 

I am wondering if anyone can assist me with guidelines for micro testing for food packaging.

 

Hand Swabs

Equipment Swabs

Food Packaging Swabs 

 

This was done by an accredited service provider however having difficulty getting the reference documents (Standards, Guidelines) they tested against.

 

How did they get to TPC 0-15 organisms / 10cm2    is satisfactory etc. 

 

Hi Bryce,

 

It is unclear as whether you are talking about (a) the EMPG process aspect or (b) the basic quality specification of packaging product

 

For (b) can try this thread -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...ing/#entry51211

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 07:00 AM

Good day All

 

I am wondering if anyone can assist me with guidelines for micro testing for food packaging.

 

Hand Swabs

Equipment Swabs

Food Packaging Swabs 

 

This was done by an accredited service provider however having difficulty getting the reference documents (Standards, Guidelines) they tested against.

 

How did they get to TPC 0-15 organisms / 10cm2    is satisfactory etc. 



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:26 AM

You might need to ask the laboratory that question, as otherwise it's very difficult for anyone else to speculate as to the basis of comments from an unknown laboratory using unknown methods ;)



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:31 AM

Yes i have contacted them, now just waiting on a reply.

 

 

I used their results to draw up an Risk Based Environmental Program but would like to tie it up to relevant SANAS requirements  



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:28 PM   Best Answer

Good day All

 

I am wondering if anyone can assist me with guidelines for micro testing for food packaging.

 

Hand Swabs

Equipment Swabs

Food Packaging Swabs 

 

This was done by an accredited service provider however having difficulty getting the reference documents (Standards, Guidelines) they tested against.

 

How did they get to TPC 0-15 organisms / 10cm2    is satisfactory etc. 

 

Hi Bryce,

 

It is unclear as whether you are talking about (a) the EMPG process aspect or (b) the basic quality specification of packaging product

 

For (b) can try this thread -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...ing/#entry51211


Edited by Charles.C, 23 March 2020 - 03:26 PM.
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Charles.C


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