I'm a QA manager for a plastic bottle manufacturer, I'm new to the industry of plastics but I have some years under my belt for food industry, now I was informed that we need to start the process for us to get qualified for SQF and one of the first topics that came to my head was sanitation program, we are qualified for GMP's right now and our sanitation basically consists of us cleaning at the end of every shift our shuttles where bottles are dispensed to the liner inside a box, and then ATP testing every week and environmental testing every quarter, we clean the shuttles with sanitizing wipes and alcohol
Our ATP testing had been pretty consistent and well below the 30 marks, we test the shuttles and the interior of our bottles, the question now is, would this be sufficient for SQF standard? what other practices have you implemented that help improve sanitation?
We have what I consider a killing step (170 degrees minimum to mold the plastic) right before its packaged, what about molds and other machine equipment? would it be sufficient to just wipe clean with wipes and alcohol since we have a killing step right before packaging?
Any direction from plastic expert would be really appreciated.