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Posted 09 August 2022 - 06:48 PM



We are a co-packing company that works for our customer on-site taking up a portion of a third party facility.  We do not control the main water and air supply for the facility as it is managed by the third party.  We recently had our first FSSC 22000 audit and received a minor for not having a written procedure in place for water safety/potability and air quality. 


We understand that even though we do not control the water and air we are responsible to make sure they are acceptable within our operations.


Is there anyone in a similar circumstance that could provide us with a sample procedure to help build our own?






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Posted 09 August 2022 - 07:10 PM

Hi John, welcome to the forum. The auditor was right, as per FSSC22000 requirement you're supposed to have a program to monitor water & air quality. Of course, you cannot control the actual quality of water as it's a city water (isn't it?), but you're responsible for making sure it's not affected by unclean pipes, valves, sockets, etc. So, you may want to monitor it by testing for micro (e.g. TC, E. Coli). RE: air quality - it might be affected by dust, carrying particles of mold, for example, so you should monitor it for micro (e.g. Yeast and Mold) to ensure it's not exceeding an established level (e.g. 100 sfu/plate or so, depending on the level you've established). 

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