Archived - Chapter 4 - Inspection Criteria for a Sugar Bush Establishment
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4.3.1 Trucks, Bulk Tanks and Trailers
The trucks, bulk tanks and trailers are designed, built, maintained, cleaned and used so as to ensure a quality product that is hygienically prepared to avoid contamination.
Design, construction and preventive maintenance
- suitable for transporting food and packaging materials
- accessible for cleaning, sanitation, maintenance and inspection tasks
- make it possible to avoid contamination of the product during transport
- loading, organizing, and unloading while avoiding contamination or damage to foods and packaging materials
Cleanliness of the interiors of the trucks and trailers
- inspection upon receipt and before loading
- if necessary, cleaning and sanitation
Bulk tanks (when present at the establishment)
- used only to transport food products
- allow complete drainage to avoid food contamination
- receipt of a cleaning certificate (or any other equivalent document), OR
- when performed by the operator, inclusion of a written procedure for cleaning and sanitation in the sanitation program (evaluated in task 4.7.5 – Sanitation Program)
Note: Pay particular attention to the cleanness, cleaning and sanitation of the trucks, trailers and bulk tanks that are used for transporting both allergenic and non-allergenic food products.
Rating I - Examples
- Transporting of maple syrup products in bulk tanks that were used for transporting hazardous materials or food product containing allergens without having been cleaned or having a cleaning certificate.
Rating II - Examples
- Cleaning product residue inside a poorly-rinsed or poorly-drained tank, causing contamination.
Rating III - Examples
- Uncleaned truck, with dirt and dust on the walls and the floor where finished packaged products are loaded.
- Damaged trailers, poorly designed and difficult to clean, risk damaging the finished products.
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