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Posted 04 July 2022 - 05:59 AM

Hi Everyone!

Do you have an existing policy for raw and primary packaging materials that fell on the floor? We're trying to make a guideline, are there any references that we can cite for this one? 



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Posted 04 July 2022 - 02:07 PM

Best practice is to dispose

Even if the food contact surface did not make contact with the floor---your employees will have to touch the outside and also the food contact surface thus contaminating it

 

The better thing to focus on is reducing the amount that falls on the floor


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Posted 04 July 2022 - 07:06 PM

Best practice is to dispose

Even if the food contact surface did not make contact with the floor---your employees will have to touch the outside and also the food contact surface thus contaminating it

 

The better thing to focus on is reducing the amount that falls on the floor

 

I agree with scampi.


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Posted 06 July 2022 - 11:10 AM

Agree with the others, throw it away.  That's what we do, it falls or touches the floor at all, it gets tossed.



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Posted 21 July 2022 - 06:48 PM

Hi Everyone!

Do you have an existing policy for raw and primary packaging materials that fell on the floor? We're trying to make a guideline, are there any references that we can cite for this one? 

 

 

Raw materials -- we have a practical/economic threshold at which it does not make sense to spend time attempting to recondition raw materials.  Intact primal cuts of meat are worth the effort, other ingredients are not. 

 

After the lethality step, any intermediate product that touches non-sanitary surfaces (including the floor) is automatically inedible.  All packaging material follows the same rule as post-lethality product.





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