I have a specific question for the Forum.
I was asked for specific limits for microbiological testing of hygiene levels
(cleaning) of bulk containers used for different products.
My question is seeing that most products have a bacterial count limits of < 1000
cfu's p/ml or p/g, and < 100 cfu's p/ml or p/g of fungi/yeasts ,what should be
the cleaning level that should be accomplished?
What type of method should I use RODACs or swabs?
Cleaning is done by high pressure water at Temperatures +/- 70 deg. C, plus
TEEPOL which is but a soap, or should I rather call it "CHEAPOL", I suggested
that a disinfectant soap would straight off be a better choice but motivation
would obviously be required.
Should there be a difference in the type of soap/disinfectant used for more
difficult product (i.E. ointments/creams)?
Please let me know your valued opinions soon.
Thank you all for all the help so far provided.
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Fausto Silva - Lennon pharmaceuticals microbiology Section Head.
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