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Is it necessary to continue Evironmental Monitoring while line is down for a few weeks?


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#1 dalakl15

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 02:09 PM

We currently only have one production line.  We plan on not producing on that line for a few weeks.  Is it necessary to still continue doing our weekly EM in that Zone if we are not producing, batching, etc?

 

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 02:43 PM

I have some lines down two and have adjusted the zones to reflect the current process. There's no point swabbing a disused line for food contact swabbing if it isn't food contact for a period.



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Posted 10 April 2020 - 02:50 PM

We currently only have one production line.  We plan on not producing on that line for a few weeks.  Is it necessary to still continue doing our weekly EM in that Zone if we are not producing, batching, etc?

 

Any feedback is welcome.  

 

Agree with Zanorias. There is no necessity to swab if there was no risk for contamination on that line due to no usage. Unless, there was a risk? 


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 04:07 PM

You can discontinue EM  - just tag it off, snap a photo and do a document on it to avoid any issues come audit time.


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