Objective: To Control Allergens in the Plant
Person Responsible: Quality Assurance or trained designate
Location: Receiving, Storage, Production
Purpose: To control the use, storage and labeling of allergens in the plant, in our products and on labels.
Allergens approved for use in plant are:
Quality Assurance (QA) will provide the ingredient list to the design team to create label and QA will proof the ingredient list again before the label is approved for final printing
QA will monitor receiving, storage, production, purchasing and supplier program to assure related allergen SOPs in each area are followed and properly documented.
Receiver will advise QA of any labels being received. QA will review received label against the standard book to assure conformity to ingredients.
QA will assure all employees have been oriented to the company Allergen policy.
All new suppliers and ingredients will be reviewed through hazard analysis to assure control of allergens through existing or new SOPs.
QA will monitor various areas through the production documentation.
QA will sign off on the label reviewed, sign, date the label and place in label book in the label storage area.
QA will complete documentation as required by training programs and orientation.
Hazard Analysis of new ingredients and suppliers will be documented in Production meetings immediately following the period of time that any new ingredients, materials and labels were reviewed, that allergens have been identied and controls are in place.
Corrective Action: The corrective action SOP will be followed and corrective actions will include:
If any corrective action procedure is not followed as designated in the related SOP, the lack of documentation and performance of the corrective action will be investigated as to the root cause. If corrective action is required by the QA in response to QA checks, CA reports will be completed and the corrective action procedure followed.
If the receiver fails to notify the QA of receipt of labels or labels have been received and used without review, corrective action procedures must be followed to assure corrective action is implemented and documented.
Corrective action procedure for orientation will be followed.
If the supplier program is not followed as required the Production team will review in Production meetings, document shortfall and proceed with corrective action.
Verification: Verification procedures will be followed as dictated by each related SOP.
All corrective actions are to be reviewed and documented in Production meetings.