The Importance of Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Monitoring (EM) is crucial to mitigating risks in your facility. Analytical Resource Laboratories has the expertise to assist you with developing and implementing your EM programs, as well as offering the analytical services necessary to validate your cleaning processes.
The first steps to developing your EM program is to determine your risks and assess your risk tolerances. These might include the following questions:
- Which products do we produce that pose the greatest threat in cross-contamination?
- Do our products contain allergens, and how do we clean thoroughly enough to remove allergens from other parts of the facility and products?
- What equipment should we use to test the cleanliness of our machines following a full cleaning?
- How often should we monitor our environment conditions?
Based on the answers to these and other questions, we can help you formulate a detailed plan that will satisfy the FDA should they decide to come knocking on your door. If you find yourself questioning the necessity of implementing an EM program, or wondering how to go about doing so, please reach out to us. We can help!