Utilise refrigeration index

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Define the RI

1.1. RI measure and the uses of predictive microbiological model are explained.

1.2. Regulatory requirements for process compliance using the RI are identified.

1.3. Factors affecting microbial growth are identified.

1.4. RI model parameters are identified.

2. Collect temperature data for RI

2.1. Data logger is set up correctly.

2.2. Temperature sensor is placed in product, taking into account the point of microbiological concern and recommended placement.

2.3. Time-temperature data is processed into correct format for RI calculator.

3. Select and define process to be validated

3.1. Process is defined in terms of the output.

3.2. Production lot is defined.

3.3. Variables in the process are identified.

3.4. Number of measurements to be taken is identified.

3.5. When and where data is to be collected is identified.

3.6. RI criteria are identified.

4. Calculate RI index

4.1. Software is loaded and opened.

4.2. Correct calculator options for process being validated are selected.

4.3. RI for process to be validated is calculated.

5. Utilise RI to validate process

5.1. RI is compared with ECO requirements.

5.2. Appropriateness of the data is assessed where RI does not comply.

5.3. Action is taken on a non-conforming process.

5.4. Decisions are made on production disposition for a refrigeration breakdown.

6. Document a validation process using the RI

6.1. Purpose, process and arrangements for the validation are described.

6.2. Data collection methods and calculation options used are described and data collected is summarised.

6.3. Validation decision is stated.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMP401B appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM40311 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Quality Assurance)
  • MTM40411 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (General)
  • MTM40211 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)