3. PRODUCTION LINES

3.01 Working Environment - Rinser, Filler and Closure Equipment

  • 3.01.01 Filling, Rinsing and Closure Equipment display an acceptable level of hygiene (i.e. there is no immediate risk of microbial, foreign matter or chemical contamination of the product)?

  • 3.01.01 Potential Major

  • 3.01.02 Individuals correctly perform hand washing using a germicidal soap and water before entering the area?

  • 3.01.03 The area is physically segregated / protected, it is designed to minimise cross contamination by the movement of people, vehicles or materials from contaminated to clean areas and has distinguishable signs indicating the areas designation and associated hygiene controls?

    - Clearly visible and interpretable signage - Focus on areas of people, equipment and vehicle interactions as part of the site tour

  • 3.01.04 The area has no direct access to the outside of the building with the exception of fire exits?

  • 3.01.05 Floor to wall joints are sealed and coved to facilitate cleaning and prevent build up of contamination sources?

  • 3.01.06 Product contact surfaces are constructed from rust or corrosion free, impermeable materials ?

  • 3.01.07 The rinser, filler, capper/crowner/seamer and associated ducting and pipe work are clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.01.07 Potential Major

  • 3.01.08 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment floor area is undamaged, complete and clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.01.09 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment base/frame is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.01.10 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment enclosure is undamaged, complete and clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination (if there is not a purpose built or complete enclosure this must include the immediate area's ceilings, overhead fixtures, walls, windows and doors)?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.01.010 Potential Major

  • 3.01.11 Rinsing, filling and closure equipment inlet and outlet conveyors (with specific focus to their internal condition) and conveyor covers are clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.01.12 Individuals working within the area have visibly cleans hands with short, clean and varnish free fingernails?

  • 3.01.13 No evidence of individuals working within the area wearing strong smelling cosmetic products or any uncovered bodily accessory that has the potential to come loose (e.g. false fingernails, false eye lashes)?

  • 3.01.14 Individuals working within the area have clean footwear free from foreign objects (e.g. glass fragments)?

  • 3.01.14 Potential Major

3.02 Working Environment - Primary Packaging Storage and Handling

  • 3.02.01 The area is physically segregated / protected, it is designed to minimise cross contamination by the movement of people, vehicles or materials from contaminated to clean areas and has distinguishable signs indicating the areas designation and associated hygiene controls?

    - Clearly visible and interpretable signage - Focus on areas of people, equipment and vehicle interactions as part of the site tour"

  • 3.02.02 The area has no direct access to the outside of the building with the exception of fire exits?

  • 3.02.03 Materials used for primary packaging have dedicated and identified storage areas segregated according to product / package and date of receipt?

  • 3.02.04 Floor to wall joints are sealed and coved to facilitate cleaning and prevent build up of contamination sources?

  • 3.02.05 Product contact surfaces are constructed from rust or corrosion free, impermeable materials?

  • 3.02.06 Depalletiser equipment is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.07 Bottle washing equipment and associated ducting and pipe work is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.08 Bottle washing equipment discharge area is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.09 Preform hoppers / decanting equipment is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.10 Primary packaging conveyors (with specific focus to their internal condition) to capper / crowner / seamer is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.11 Automated bottle/closure inspector equipment is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.12 Can end fed and sleeve removal equipment is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.12 Potential Major

  • 3.02.13 Closure box/container opening equipment is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.14 Closure hoppers are clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.14 Potential Major

  • 3.02.15 Closure conveyors (with specific focus to their internal condition) to capper / crowner / seamer is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

  • 3.02.16 Crate washing equipment and associated ducting and pipe work is clean with no evidence of contamination or cross contamination?

    - For example no evidence of dirt, debris, litter, broken glass, animal activity (e.g. spiders webs, nesting, faeces), spillage, corrosion, biological, microbiological or chemical contamination

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