Foreign matter or physical contamination
Wooden storage pallets, equipment and utensils that contain wood, field grown raw materials and product packaging made from wood.
All types of food products
It can happen
Processed Chicken products were recalled in Australia due to wood contamination.
Prevention and Control:
- Ensure that wooden pallets are free from splinters.
- Use a thick barrier liner (that will not be pierced between the wooden pallet and food products stored on the pallet.
- Do not use wooden handled equipment or utensils that is not intact or adequately maintained. Avoid use if possible.
- Sieve all raw ingredients prior to use.
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