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8.2 Organoleptic testing

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Bacon & Gammon / Quality Standards

8.2.1 A standard operating procedure for organoleptic testing shall be in place and be conducted by a member of staff who is trained against the procedure.

8.2.2 An organoleptic sampling schedule shall be established for all categories of bacon/gammon and composite packs like “Pigs-in-Blankets” for finished products certified by the BMPA Quality Assured Pork Module.

8.2.3 Records of assessment shall be retained. Where there is evidence of attribute failure, the site shall investigate root cause and implement corrective action. 


Review of organoleptic testing procedure, sampling schedule, assessment and training records.