126.96.36.199 The process flow shall be designed to prevent cross-contamination and organized so there is a continuous flow of product through the process. The flow of personnel shall be managed such that the potential for contamination is minimized.
12.7.2 Control of Foreign Matter Contamination
188.8.131.52 The responsibility and methods used to prevent foreign matter contamination of the product shall be documented, implemented, and communicated to all staff.
184.108.40.206 Inspections shall be performed to ensure plant and equipment remains in good condition and potential contaminants have not been detached or become damaged or deteriorated
220.127.116.11 Containers, equipment, and other utensils made of glass, porcelain, ceramics, laboratory glassware, or other like material (except where product is contained in packaging made from these materials, or measurement instruments with glass dial covers, or MIG thermometers required under regulation) shall not be permitted in food processing/contact zones.
18.104.22.168 Where glass objects or similar material are required to be used by the site in storage and handling areas, they shall be listed in a glass inventory including details of their location.
22.214.171.124 Product that is in glass or similar material that is for distribution purposes shall be stored and handled in a manner that prevents contamination.
126.96.36.199 Regular inspections of storage and handling zones shall be conducted (refer to 188.8.131.52) to ensure they are free of glass or other like material and to establish changes to the condition of the objects listed in the glass inventory.
184.108.40.206 Glass instrument dial covers on equipment and MIG thermometers shall be inspected at regular intervals.
220.127.116.11 Pallets used in food storage shall be made of a suitable material, dedicated for that purpose, clean, maintained in good order, and their condition subject to regular inspection.
18.104.22.168 Wooden pallets and other wooden utensils used in food handling areas shall be dedicated for that purpose, clean, and maintained in good order. Their condition shall be subject to regular inspection.
22.214.171.124 Loose metal objects on equipment, equipment covers, and overhead structures shall be removed or tightly affixed so as not to present a hazard.
12.7.3 Managing Foreign Matter Contamination Incidents
126.96.36.199 In all cases of foreign matter contamination the affected food product shall be isolated, inspected, reworked, or disposed of.
188.8.131.52 In circumstances where glass or similar material breakage occurs, the affected area shall be isolated, cleaned, and thoroughly inspected (including cleaning equipment and footwear) and cleared by a suitably responsible person.
12.8 Waste Disposal
184.108.40.206 The responsibility and methods used to collect and handle dry, wet, and liquid waste and store it prior to removal from the premises shall be documented and implemented.
220.127.116.11 Waste shall be removed on a regular basis and not allowed to build up in food handling or storage areas. Designated waste accumulation areas shall be maintained in a clean and tidy condition until external waste collection is undertaken.
18.104.22.168 Trolleys, vehicles, waste disposal equipment, collection bins, and storage areas shall be maintained in a serviceable condition and cleaned and sanitized regularly so as not to attract pests and other vermin.
22.214.171.124 Where applicable, a documented procedure shall be in place for the controlled disposal of trademarked materials. Where a contracted disposal service is used, the disposal process shall be reviewed regularly to confirm compliance.
126.96.36.199 Inedible waste designated for animal feed shall be stored and handled so that it will not cause a risk to the animal or further processing. If denaturant is used to identify inedible waste, it shall be demonstrated that it does not pose a risk to animal health.
188.8.131.52 Reviews of the effectiveness of waste management will form part of regular hygiene inspections and the results of these inspections shall be included in the relevant hygiene reports (refer to 184.108.40.206).
220.127.116.11 A procedure shall be in place to ensure drainage wastewater is effectively removed from the storage areas (refer to 18.104.22.168). If stored and/or treated on the premises, it shall be stored in a separate storage facility and suitably contained. Inspections of the drainage system and wastewater storage shall be included in the regular site inspections (refer to 22.214.171.124).
Source: River Valley Holdings (Community Member)