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kspay

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:19 AM

Jus wish to ask, is metal detector a must in food and beverage industry? or is it a must if we applying ISO 22000?



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Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:31 AM

Hi

Do you apply the hazard analysis?
The presence of metallic foreign mater is a real hazard? :dunno:
If it is, then how you control them? :dunno:

I think you have to reconsider these questions, and find yourselves the answer of you question.
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 06:47 PM

I don't think you should just think of the standard you're applying; you should also think about likely outcomes of a metal find in your product (if it's possible) in terms of legal action and customer response. (Remember as well, metal could be from a supplier and not from your plant but it would still be your responsibility to ensure the food was safe to eat.)

In the UK, if metal was found in a foodstuff, if it was taken to an EHO (government representative), they would sue you if it had been from your ingredients or your plant because metal detectors are relatively cheap and effective so they would expect you to have them, even if the metal risk was small, therefore a conviction in the UK is very likely. You need to consider if it's likely in Malaysia as well and whether from an ethical point of view you should have them. If you supply UK, EU or US markets, they will be expected as standard.



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Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:01 AM

Dear all,

It might also be added that IMEX, auditors love them ! No metal detectors will inevitably require substantial explanations for many / most systems.

Rgds / Charles.C


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:24 AM

Thx for the reply. Think I shall bring in the discussion in my next meeting ^_^



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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:11 PM

Hi

Metal detector will help to reduce the complaint at your end if used properly.
Companies having metal detector in place are still having complaint of metal in finished product.
It gives our customer confidence that our product is not having metal.


Jus wish to ask, is metal detector a must in food and beverage industry? or is it a must if we applying ISO 22000?


Edited by siddhu, 28 April 2008 - 02:12 PM.





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