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Posted 01 June 2022 - 04:48 AM

Dear team,

when the sale team use motorcycle for transport production to user. In my opinion what is the quality and safety concern within this case?
Could you all give any idea to meet quality and products safety when using motorcycles? 

 

kindly regards, 



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Posted 01 June 2022 - 11:38 AM

Hello,

 

The product should avoid  expose to undesirable environmental conditions like getting wet & exposing to sunlight etc.,  

also should be in a lock & key container to avoid handling by unauthorized persons while rider is not aware,

Since motorcycles are tend to shake frequently when riding, products must be in safer packages to avoid collision & spillage,

and if you transport temperature sensitive product, there should be a temperature secure container.



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Posted 01 June 2022 - 03:31 PM

Dear team,

when the sale team use motorcycle for transport production to user. In my opinion what is the quality and safety concern within this case?
Could you all give any idea to meet quality and products safety when using motorcycles? 

 

kindly regards, 

Hi Khon Lekha.

 

Welcome to the Forum ! :welcome:

 

4.16 Procedures shall be in place to ensure that the management of dispatch and of the vehicles and containers used for transporting products from the site do not present a risk to the safety, security or quality of the products.

 

 

I am dubious as to whether a motorcycle qualifies as a "vehicle" in the BRC8 Context ??

 

The sub-clauses of 4.16 offer some advice regarding the queries in your OP.

 

You need to consider BCP hazards as may be introduced/generated during the dispatch/journey. eg Microbial growth due excessive T/t values.

 

What type of food is being transported ?

How is appropriate food temperature maintained in the container ?

How long (maximum) are the journeys ?

What is approx ambient temperature ?

What is approx temperature of product at start/end of (maximum time) journey ?


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 02 June 2022 - 02:35 AM

Hello,

 

The product should avoid  expose to undesirable environmental conditions like getting wet & exposing to sunlight etc.,  

also should be in a lock & key container to avoid handling by unauthorized persons while rider is not aware,

Since motorcycles are tend to shake frequently when riding, products must be in safer packages to avoid collision & spillage,

and if you transport temperature sensitive product, there should be a temperature secure container.

Hello, 

Thank you for your this. I really appropriate it. 

 



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Posted 02 June 2022 - 02:37 AM

Hi Khon Lekha.

 

Welcome to the Forum ! :welcome:

 

 

I am dubious as to whether a motorcycle qualifies as a "vehicle" in the BRC8 Context ??

 

The sub-clauses of 4.16 offer some advice regarding the queries in your OP.

 

You need to consider BCP hazards as may be introduced/generated during the dispatch/journey. eg Microbial growth due excessive T/t values.

 

What type of food is being transported ?

How is appropriate food temperature maintained in the container ?

How long (maximum) are the journeys ?

What is approx ambient temperature ?

What is approx temperature of product at start/end of (maximum time) journey ?

Thank you so much Charles  :spoton:



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Posted 02 June 2022 - 05:00 AM

Hi Khon Lekha

 

As Charles has said, a motorcycle is not really “a vehicle” in the sense of this of the BRCGS Food Safety Standard but you should be complying with the statement of intent:

4.16 DISPATCH AND TRANSPORT

Procedures shall be in place to ensure that the management of dispatch and of the vehicles and containers used for transporting products from the site do not present a risk to the safety, security or quality of the products.

 

Your dilemma has a similarity with the requirement in the BRCGS Storage and Distribution Standard Issue 4: 12.6 Use of the distribution network for final mile deliveries only

Statement of Intent: Procedures shall be in place to ensure that where distribution networks (including postal, courier and pallet network or less-than-load type operations) are used for distributing products, they do not present a risk to the safety, security or quality of the products.

12.6.1 There shall be a documented procedure for the approval and monitoring of suppliers of distribution network services.

Guidance:

Approval may include a combination of the following:

• membership of a recognised trade association

• historical experience with the supplier

• third-party certification to a recognised standard.

12.6.2 Contracts shall exist between the company and the suppliers of distribution network services to de ne the nature of the service provided and ensure that any potential product safety risks associated with the service have been addressed.

 

So as previous posters have intimated, the product needs to be secure, protected from any exposure (e.g. weather, exhaust fumes) protected from damage and if necessary maintained in the correct environment conditions (e.g maintained chilled 1 -5 °C).

 

Kind regards,

Tony



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