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CFS HACCP

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 06:12 AM

Recently had a HACCP/FAV/Spotless & Subway audit. The auditor recommended adding handling and storage of glass packaged products to our FSP. I have done many searches and found nothing really relating to the storage and handling of glass package products from a warehousing point of view.

 

Is there some information regarding this for me to draw from?

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Can someone please offer some advise or information for me to move forward?



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 07:40 AM

Greetings,

 

I believe the auditor wanted you to take under consideration the fact that the actual glass could pose a physical hazard, in case it is shattered due to mishandling etc.

So you should consider things like storing these products in a seperate distinct area, do some (visual mostly) checks for any fragments or spillage of the product in the glass containers. All and all he proposed you include the physical hazard of glass in your analysis and report what measures you take in case it is a high "threat" to prevent cross-contamination or even contamination of said product.

 

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 01:48 PM

You absolutely need to add this to your hazard analysis

 

There are going to be lots of places within your facility where you are at risk of glass contamination in your other non glass goods

 

Where/how do you store the empties and FG?         What do you do when there is breakage?  Do you perform an assessment on the risk when it happens?  Has everyone been trained and knows exactly what to do in the event of glass breakage?

What mitigation steps do you take when running glass packed items?

 

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Posted 04 April 2022 - 01:10 AM

What about in a warehouse and distribution environment where the food has already been packaged in a glass jar or bottle, boxed up and sent to a wholesale distribution company to sell to there customers, such as a Food Service company or a supermarket.

 

How would a wholesale food service distribution company or a supermarket handle and store food products that have been packaged in glass?



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Posted 04 April 2022 - 01:20 AM

Hi CFS,

 

Please avoid posting duplicate queries in other threads. It can cause confusion.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C





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