Environmental and Finished Dairy Product Sampling Monitoring for Listeria monocytogenes
Appendix 3 Follow-up Procedure to a CFIA Unsatisfactory Result for Pathogens (Listeria monocytogenes and/or Salmonella spp.) on Non-FCS under sampling plan D212D

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Flowchart - Follow-up Procedure to a Unsatisfactory Result for Pathogens (Listeria monocytogenes and/or Salmonella spp.) on Non-food contact surfaces under sampling plan D212D

Flowchart - Follow-up Procedure to a Unsatisfactory Result for Pathogens (Listeria monocytogenes and/or Salmonella spp.) on Non-food contact surfaces under sampling plan D212D

The non-food contact surfaces is sampled (CFIA's directed environmental program)

If the results are satisfactory, inform the operator of satisfactory result.

If the results are unsatisfactory, then the CFIA's actvities are:

  • Inform operator as soon as possible
  • Open IMS file and record all activities related to the finding
  • Request an action plan (it should be received within 5 working days) and assess appropriateness
  • Notify the plant in writing immediately if the action plan is not acceptable or if it is not received on time
  • Sign the action plan if it is acceptable and keep it on file

And the operator's activities are:

  • Initiate corrective actions as per action plan (intensive sanitation and cleaning, review processing conditions, etc.)
  • Verify environmental conditions by re-testing the non-FCS originally tested (analyze them individually) and include testing of FCS to ensure that these surfaces are free of pathogens.
  • Notify CFIA of all results

Once the activities listed above are completed:

  • Inspector verify industry's follow up actions by reviewing records
  • Complete the IMS file
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