CFS Food Safety Director Offers Tips
To Avoid Cross Contamination
December, 2014 - Recently, CFS Food Safety
Director Richard Brouillette co-authored the "Listeria monocytogenes guidance
for the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Environmental Monitoring and
Corrective Actions in At-risk Foods” to help food manufacturers prevent
potential cross-contamination of finished products.
The goal of this
guidance is to provide information to food manufacturers producing at-risk
foods to help them design a Listeria Environmental Monitoring Program (LEMP),
which will in turn verify the effectiveness of the relevant prerequisite
programs (such as sanitation, employee practices and sanitary design). The
guidance will discuss the need to conduct extensive investigative sampling
when a potential harborage is identified, when to escalate LEMP activities,
and when to consider finished product testing.
Read the guidance here.