A representative sample of data - Industry

A representative sample of data - Industry

An industrial bakery

From an enforcement perspective, the samples you consider as part of your investigation may be based on knowledge and experience.

Scenario Y: Industry

  • One sickness complaint after customer ate a cream scone on 8 June, purchased from a large retailer. The customer sent the packaging to the retailer.
  • Retailer identified that the cream scone was supplied from Boggles Buns Co. Retailer contacted Boggles Buns Co and requested that an investigation was carried out.
  • Boggles Buns produced a report in response to the complaint. The report included information summarising:
    • All microbiological test results for the same batch of cream scones, cream and all other ingredients used in the manufacture of the cream scone (flour, salt, butter, baking powder, caster sugar, egg, milk, vanilla extract, lemon juice).
    • Certificates of analysis and conformance for the above.
    • Equipment swab results - for equipment used during the production of the cream scones.
    • Cleaning schedule and records.
    • Hand swab results for April, May and June with operatives involved in the production of the scones highlighted.
    • Root cause analysis study.
  • Results covered all shifts where appropriate.
  • A representative sample considered as part of a root cause analysis for industry is likely to be far more record based than that for a small food business operator where interviews are key.