One of our lovely readers has asked us to ask you, what your thoughts are on the following question. We’d like to get a discussion going about how everyone handles cleaning of glass bottles (or other glass containers) before filling. The reason for asking is that the technical team at the site is question, is struggling to get the site team on board with validation of the CCP for glass bottle cleaning, and so – they get a lot of push back when doing the validation. This raises the argument about whether this step is actually a CCP or not. So, we would love to know your view and how you tackle it.
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If glass containers are being used in a manufacturing process and air blown or product rinsed to clean them, do you class this process step as a CCP?
And if you do, what process do you use for validation of this CCP?
When answering, please try to explain why you think it should/shouldn’t be a CCP. And, if you think it should be a CCP, please explain your thinking behind why you have implemented the validation process that you have.
We've tagged this article as: Chemical and physical product contamination control, Hazard analysis HACCP, Process control (control of operations)
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