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Posted 07 May 2020 - 04:06 PM

In a recent audit for IFS PACsecure, we were cited for issues with clothing.   We do not have a laundry service clean uniforms but rely on the employees to meet the required cleaning guidelines for clothes.  We are creating a guideline for proper cleaning of clothes worn to our facility, but I am not sure how it can be adequately monitored for compliance.  Any suggestions?



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 08:23 PM

Your best bet is to contract with a HACCP certified laundry service. We contract with a HACCP certified laundry service that provides all employees with smocks that cover their personal clothing. This ensures we have verifiable clean smocks that are in good condition (no holes, loose threads, tears, etc.) for all employees. 



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Posted 11 May 2020 - 05:23 PM

Simplest way would be to document visual inspections during your internal GMP audits. If employees are wearing soliled/unwashed clothing you would take action, if they aren't, you have a monitoring mechanism in place.

 

Not sure if that will be sufficient for the particular scheme you're being audited under.


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Posted 11 May 2020 - 05:55 PM

In a recent audit for IFS PACsecure, we were cited for issues with clothing.   We do not have a laundry service clean uniforms but rely on the employees to meet the required cleaning guidelines for clothes.  We are creating a guideline for proper cleaning of clothes worn to our facility, but I am not sure how it can be adequately monitored for compliance.  Any suggestions?

 

Micro swabbing.


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Posted 11 May 2020 - 10:50 PM

Micro swabbing.

Always been curious about the sampling protocol for that. Is swabbing appropriate on linens? Is there an accepted practice out there? I know BRC looks for it.


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Posted 12 May 2020 - 04:15 AM

Always been curious about the sampling protocol for that. Is swabbing appropriate on linens? Is there an accepted practice out there? I know BRC looks for it.

 

Hi 3F,

 

This 2009 thread is quite micro. useful.

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...ing/#entry33568

 

files 02, 03 in post 9 contain substantial micro. data inc (German) limits for dried linen/textiles.(03 has a sampling "picture" which these days often utilizes petrifilm plates IMEX).

 

file 10 suggests an alternative option if the indicator is available although, as noted later, the temperature mentioned (60degC) is too low.


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