• 1 – Why do we metal detect?

  • To ensure there is no metal present in products, to provide safe food

  • 2 – What checks are done before production start?

  • Check Sensor Reject bin by Turning Dial until light goes out & Alarm sounds (Reject bin metal detector – beginning of day). Clear fault and reset

  • Air Pressure Check – Make sure Belt is running Turn red dial at rear of machine to hear air being released. Belt should stop. Clear fault and reset. (Reject bin metal detector – beginning of day)

  • With detector on block the beam of the photogating system until belt stops and alarm activated (Reject bin metal detector – beginning of day). Clear fault and reset detector

  • 3 test pucks to be passed through with product individually and making sure machine detects all 3 and sets off alarms and rejects test pieces into reject box (Reject bin metal detector - beginning and end of day)

  • 3 test pucks to be passed through with product individually and making sure machine detects all 3 and sets off alarms (Belt stop metal detector beginning and end of day)

  • 3 – How do you change product on the machine?

  • Main screen

  • Menu

  • Change

  • Move using Arrows (Up & Down)

  • Green button with white tick to confirm

  • When & Why?

  • When production changes what product they are producing and to ensure correct settings are in place to ensure safe products

  • 4 – How would you learn a product?

  • Main screen

  • Menu

  • Learn

  • Learn Full

  • Using 3-4 different packs pass product and follow instructions given on the main screen

  • When Adjusting shows on screen stop and wait to see pass product then continue to pass product until fully learnt

  • 5 – Can you show me how an hourly check is carried out and recorded?

  • Hourly Checks - Reject bin metal detector (Authorised Personnel)

  • 3 test pucks to be taped and passed through individually and making sure machine detects and rejects all 3

  • Detailed testing procedure – see P037

  • Reject Bin – Reject bin metal detector (Authorised Personnel)

  • Reject Bins need to be checked regularly. Any products in rejected bins need to be quarantined

  • Reject bin needs to be locked at all times and the key removed

  • Hourly checks – Belt stop metal detector (Authorised Personnel)

  • Insert key into slot

  • 3 test pucks to be taped to product and passed through individually and making sure machine detects all 3 and sets off alarm

  • Turn key & press reset button at front of machine

  • After final test Reset detector to get belt running detector and remove key

  • What would you do if a test piece fails?

  • A) If any part of the routine test fails, production must be stopped to allow the necessary investigations and corrective action to be carried out including

  • Inform the Production Supervisor/Manager and QHS Department

  • Once the investigation and corrective action have been put in place, re-set the metal detector and repeat

  • What products would have to be quarantined?

  • B) Product manufactured since the last satisfactory test must be isolated, put on hold and re-screened using a system set to the same standard as the original system. This re-test must be fully documented on reverse of document Rev: QC008 a,b,c,d & e

  • 6 – What would you do if a product is rejected?

  • Empty reject bin on a regular basis. Key to be removed after checking - it must not be left in reject bin lock

  • Report incident to the QHSE

  • Remove contaminated product and quarantine

  • A record to be kept of each occasion the reject bin is emptied of product on reverse of (Ref. No: QC008c, d & e)

  • 7 – Why does the key have to be removed?

  • Metal Detector with Reject bin - Key has to be removed from reject bin after emptying and placed into the lockable box

  • Belt Stop metal Detector – Key has to be removed from reset slot bin after resetting and placed into the lockable box

  • Authorised personnel

  • Technical authorisation

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