Cramer’s Corner – Chapter 1, Slide 3

October 1st, 2022 by Jim Miller

Sanitation Performance Standards

Per Michael Cramer, “You have completed the cleaning, inspection and sanitizing procedures for your direct contact surfaces in your USDA establishment, so now you’re done with sanitation for the day, correct? That would be incorrect! You still have to maintain sanitary conditions during operations to prevent contamination of direct contact surfaces, ingredients or food. FSIS Directive 5000.1, Sanitation Performance Standards, provides the establishment with requirements for inside and outside the establishment that must be maintained to assure sanitary operations to protect meat and poultry products.”

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USDA inspected establishments will also be required to conform to Directive 5000.1 to cover areas not included in the SSOP’s

The comprehensive SPS’s address those elements that can impact the ability of the establishment to maintain overall plant sanitary conditions

Use this information to create documented monitoring, and corrective action, procedures for conditions both inside and outside the establishment

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