Utilise refrigeration index

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Define the RI

1.1 Explain RI measure and the uses of predictive microbiological model

1.2 Identify regulatory requirements for process compliance using the RI

1.3 Identify factors affecting microbial growth

1.4 Identify RI model parameters

2. Collect temperature data for RI

2.1 Set up data logger correctly

2.2 Place temperature sensor in product, taking into account the point of microbiological concern and recommended placement

2.3 Process time-temperature data into correct format for RI calculator

3. Select and define process to be validated

3.1 Define process in terms of output

3.2 Define production lot

3.3 Identify variables in the process

3.4 Identify number of measurements required

3.5 Identify when and where data collection should occur

3.6 Identify RI criteria

4. Calculate RI index

4.1 Load and open software

4.2 Select correct calculator options for process being validated

4.3 Calculate RI for process to be validated

5. Utilise RI to validate process

5.1 Compare RI with ECO requirements

5.2 Assess appropriateness of the data where RI does not comply

5.3 Take action to correct a non-conforming process

5.4 Make decisions on production disposition for a refrigeration breakdown

6. Document a validation process using the RI

6.1 Describe purpose, process and arrangements for validation

6.2 Describe data collection methods and calculation options used and summarise data collected

6.3 State validation decision