Our main product is Flexible Packaging. The identified zones are receiving/dispatching area, storage area and areas in production.
Thks yr info.
Yr query has (sort of) appeared in a few previous threads here, eg -
I assume you have already implemented some micro. swabbing procedures.
The (micro) effectiveness of yr Sanitation Program will be judged (verified) on how well the results comply with yr criteria (ie limits) for acceptability.
And, apparently, FSSC also require you to do allergen testing (!).
I deduce that these requirements are somewhat aligned to FSMA expectations.
PS - JFI, If you browse the BRC Packaging forum, you will see references to a BRC Guidance that bacterial pathogen monitoring for typical packaging materials is probably not necessary due failure to survive. A posted link (see Post3) in the 1st link above generally supports BRC's comment for cardboard and plastic materials although the decrease is apparently faster for the former material. File is attached below -
PPS - there is also a IFSQN webinar on this general topic although not specifically oriented to FSSC22000. IMO the Q/A session is as interesting as the presentation.