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#1 djammur

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:56 PM

does anyone know if it is possible to certify a clean room only? If we exempt the rest of the plant due to zero food related items processed anywhere but in a potential clean room.

I know I am grasping at straws, but I do what I am asked



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Posted 27 May 2020 - 09:16 PM

Yes you can.

 

You would exempt everything else.

 

But everything else is subject to inspection.

 

... and all inputs would be a part of the audit.

 

Seen this done once - not recommended, but doable.


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Posted 27 May 2020 - 09:25 PM

thank you so much!!!



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Posted 28 May 2020 - 01:22 AM

What on Earth is a "certification for address" ?

 

Guarantees Someone is living Somewhere ?


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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:13 AM

does anyone know if it is possible to certify a clean room only? If we exempt the rest of the plant due to zero food related items processed anywhere but in a potential clean room.

I know I am grasping at straws, but I do what I am asked

You've posted this in the BRC packaging section, so I'm assuming that this is the standard in which you're specifically interested?

BRC is more restrictive on exclusions than many of the other standards, but it does sound as though this may be feasible for you. The requirement for the current packaging standard (available free from the BRC bookshop here: https://www.brcgsboo...ue-6/c-24/p-565) is that exclusions are acceptable where:

  • The excluded products can be clearly differentiated from products within scope, and
  • the products are produced in a physically segregated area of the factory.

It sounds like part 2 is easy for you, so the only other point to consider is the first element - if you're only making food-related packaging materials in this one area then again it seems that this should be feasible.



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Posted 28 May 2020 - 10:53 AM

Adding to the above, where processes related to the clean room are carried out not within the clean room, these must be included in your systems and will be included in the audit. (Unless you are very lucky as happened in a company I recently visited to do a pre-supply audit)

 

These include things like raw material receipt and storage, maintenance, pest control, waste disposal etc.

 

I have seen the clean room approach a few times but in every case I can remember, there were 'external' areas which had been missed. 







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