Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

RTE Baked Goods- Environmental Monitoring


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 twow1129

twow1129

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 1 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 29 July 2020 - 07:58 PM

Hi IFSQN community,

 

Would love to read through some of your environmental monitoring programs, or read any information on this topic that you folks would be willing to share, including documents, programs, articles etc.

 

Thanks



#2 Food Police

Food Police

    Grade - AIFSQN

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 48 posts
  • 4 thanks
9
Neutral

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
  • Interests:Computers, Technology, Biology, Stock Market, Hunting, Fishing, Motorcycles, and of course Quality Assurance (food/beverage/nutraceutical/medical device/pharma)

Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:19 PM

I would start by breaking up your facility into zones relating to direct food contact, indirect food contact, and non-food contact surfaces.

 

Then perform a risk assessment looking at the type of product you make, what the environment is like, and what different things will you need to look for.

 

Then you can make a schedule based off the risk assessment that covers all areas and surfaces, and break it up over the months so you are getting a broad sample over the year.

 

We cook and dehydrate beans, and our EMP includes Listeria sp and salmonella sponge stick swabs, yeast/mold plates on PDA, and temperature/RH monitoring devices, in packaging rooms and storage areas. For pre-op, although we do mostly ATP swabs, we occasionally take APC swabs as well on food contact surfaces for processing equipment. I am not saying this is what you need to do, but just giving you some ideas.



#3 Charles.C

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 17,235 posts
  • 4801 thanks
929
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:56 PM

Hi IFSQN community,

 

Would love to read through some of your environmental monitoring programs, or read any information on this topic that you folks would be willing to share, including documents, programs, articles etc.

 

Thanks

Since you are in USA, you may well have regulatory requirements.

 

I recall another US baking thread where FDA took 10 samples. Astronomic !

 

Also see the link in yesterday's thread -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...ng/#entry163520


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

EV SSL Certificate