Validation Verification Seminar 2013 - Bury

News | 5 March 2013

Holchem Laboratories Ltd
Gateway House, Pilsworth Road,
Pilsworth Industrial Estate, Bury
Lancashire BL9 8RD

DATE: Thursday 21st March 2013

PRICE Holchem customers are offered one free delegate space – with additional spaces available at £30 each.  Non-customers are chargeable at a rate of £30 per delegate

The seminar is aimed at Technical, Hygiene and QA managers who have the responsibility to maintain effective cleaning regimes and procedures. The information presented will also be of interest to auditors and enforcement officers.

Holchem Laboratories are running a 1 day seminar (21st March 2013) on the highly topical subject of the validation and verification of cleaning regimes. We plan to bring together Holchems’ expertise over many years together with specialist cleaning assessment technologies to provide a concise and authoritative guide to the effective assessment of a cleaning operation.

The assessment and efficacy of cleaning regimes has come under increasing focus over recent weeks and that trend shows no signs of dissipating – but the subject isn’t new and has been a staple of the Global Standard for Food Safety from the BRC as well as all other 3rd party standards for a number of years.

Effective validation and verification is also a key way of ensuring that the hygiene and cleaning operations are achieving the standards required and ensuring the safe production of food.

This seminar will review the main cleans employed within the food industry before moving onto the appropriate, and cost effective, methods of assessing those cleans and demonstrating to auditors and the enforcement agencies.  These cleans include:

Product changeover
Species change
Daily cleans
Periodic or deep cleans
Mechanical cleaning methods (CiP, traywash, etc.)

We will then review the available and appropriate use, of validation and verification techniques, the differences between them and how to present the results.  The techniques that will be covered will include:

Microbiological assessment
Species identification
Allergen identification
Chemical assessment
Physical assessment
Documentation and control