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#1 JamieYH

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 05:48 AM

Hi, 

 

Do you have any criteria or guideline in hygiene zoning for fish cracker production using surimi paste? 

 

Thanks in advance. 



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Posted 17 June 2020 - 04:39 PM

Can we get a little more information please? This happening in a plant? Out on the ocean in a giant ship? Who is your regulatory body...SQF, BRC, USDA???



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Posted 18 June 2020 - 04:10 AM

Hi, 

 

Yes, is in a plant. Under SQF. 

 

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 05:06 PM

For SQF edition 8 what is typically seen is establishment of hygienic Zones - 1 food contact surfaces and utensils/equip. 2 - Cross contamination surfaces in close proximity to Zone 1 areas. 3 - Areas of manufacturing and low-risk (walls, floors drains etc). 4 Areas directly leading into the manufacturing area. Perform routine environmental swabs of each Zone; Zone 1 (x times per week), Zone 2 (x times per week), Zone 3 (x times bi-weekly), Zone 4 (x times monthly or quarterly depending on results). 

 

You should be cleaning contact surfaces and testing via preop-inspection and/or ATP swabs or some other indicating system...law states "visually clean" at the least. Use excel to track results unless you have a budget for software.



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Posted 19 June 2020 - 04:53 AM

For SQF edition 8 what is typically seen is establishment of hygienic Zones - 1 food contact surfaces and utensils/equip. 2 - Cross contamination surfaces in close proximity to Zone 1 areas. 3 - Areas of manufacturing and low-risk (walls, floors drains etc). 4 Areas directly leading into the manufacturing area. Perform routine environmental swabs of each Zone; Zone 1 (x times per week), Zone 2 (x times per week), Zone 3 (x times bi-weekly), Zone 4 (x times monthly or quarterly depending on results). 

 

You should be cleaning contact surfaces and testing via preop-inspection and/or ATP swabs or some other indicating system...law states "visually clean" at the least. Use excel to track results unless you have a budget for software.

Hi dstout,

 

Thks yr useful  analysis. The zone 1 sampling is often quietly omitted of course. :smile:

 

I wondered how you quantitate the "x" ? Reference to other published  "Best Practices" ?


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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