Validating metal detectors
All this evidence should be documented to demonstrate that you actually validated the control measure.
With validation you would only be expected to validated a control once ie.
He is a Director of Global Food Consultancy Ltd and provides advice to companies aiming to be certified to the BRC Standards.
Best practice must be to ensure test pieces are placed in the centre of the coil where it is least sensitive to foreign bodies when doing validation for freefall metal detectors, according to Sartorius.
There sometimes can be slight confusion between Validation and Verification with many people mixing the two up. When you are verifying something you actually getting evidence that a control is operating within the correct parameters or putting it bluntly checking/proving that the control is working.
Another step in the prescribed corrective action is to ensure that all product from the last good metal detector check is evaluated for safety by being required to be rerun through a functioning metal detector.