Stock Rotation


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Stock rotation should be controlled throughout dry, chilled, and frozen storage for raw materials, rework, work in progress and finished product.

 

HACCP Status

  • Normally a CP | Control Point

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Stock Rotation policy is to:

  • Check stock regularly to ensure FIFO is adhered to
  • Ensure there is no expired stock
  • Ensure all stock is appropriately sealed and traceable
  • Ensure all staff members are aware of Stock Rotation

 

Raw Materials (sealed)

  • Use the FIFO system: First In First Out
  • If unsure, follow the label that has a Use-By date, Best-Before date, or date received/packed
  • NEVER place fresher stock in front of older stock
  • All incoming raw material is stored in a way which ensures that stock is properly rotated (as per receival and storage procedures)

 

Raw Materials (opened)

  • Use the FIFO system: First In First Out
  • If item requires decanting, ensure traceability is attached: Use-By date or Best-Before date, date opened and by whom
  • If item requires decanting, NEVER place fresher stock atop of older stock
  • Always completely finish decanted stock, then wash and sanitise container, allow to completely dry before refilling with new stock

 

Work in Progress and Rework

  • Use the FIFO system: First In First Out
  • Ensure traceability is attached: Use-By date or Best-Before date, date made, and by whom
  • You may also require a “when to use product by” date

 

Finished Product

  • Use the FEFO system: First Expiry First Out
  • Finished product may be identifiable through batch code using: Julian code, Use-By date code, Best-Before date code, or a more sophisticated manufacturing code
  • Ensure your consumers are able to identify the expiration of your product

 

 

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