Rework

Rework is a term given to slightly defective or excess product or ingredients that are newly processed but not suitable for packaging immediately into finished product. It is first checked to ensure it is of a very high quality, and can be reworked and added back to products. Lower quality waste is not added back to products but disposed of in an appropriate manner. Controls must be in place to ensure there is no cross-contamination of allergens when using rework. The simplest rule when handling rework is to put 'like into like' to prevent any risks. Additionally, rework must be clearly labelled for further internal use within the factory and controls must be in place to ensure it is used correctly. Rework is particularly an issue with regard to nut allergy as trace amounts of an allergen can easily be transferred.

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