We have a quality control room in the company and conduct inspections of our products on a daily basis.
General viable cell count, coliform group, Escherichia coli, vibrio parahaemolyticus, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella
Training for employees
WATARAI’s first priority is food safety and reliability.
– Clean workwear, rubber apron, rubber boots, disposable facemask, hair net & cap, arm sleeves, disposable rubber gloves
Prevention of contamination by foreign substances
Before entering the factory, employees use a roller to remove hair, if any, on workwear by checking in the mirror.
Hand washing facility
– Liquid soap, nail brush, paper towel, alcoholic disinfectant, walk-through boot washing basin
According to the predetermined procedure, employees wash their hands and fingers and then enter the factory. While working, they wear disposable non-permeable gloves and do not conduct works with their bare hands.
When employees come to the factory every morning, they are checked for their health condition, and those who may be ill or cause bacterial contamination due to injury to their hand(s)/finger(s) must leave the production line until their symptoms cease.
HACCP certified factory
HACCP certification cannot be obtained unless the strict food sanitation management standards are cleared.
What is HACCP?
HACCP certification was developed in the USA so that NASA could secure the safety of space food. We have cleared the annual strict audit by the certification authority.
Basically, HACCP consists of two parts: HA (hazard analysis) and CCP (critical control point).
HA…Where are the hazards that may impede the production of safer foods?
CCP…Where are the critical control points in the production process?
HACCP is a hazard preventive system of hazard analysis, to minimize the occurrence of hazards by intensive control, record and checking of critical control points in a series of processes from arrival and storage of raw material to production/processing and shipping of products.
Radioactive material inspection
Use of EM F 211 gamma-ray spectrometer
Shipping criteriaLegal compliance
* We judge that by setting the company inspection criteria at 50Bq or less, the legal shipping criteria can be satisfied. In inspection, the radiation dose emitted from a sample which is stored in a container is measured in a lead-shielded sample room without the effect of radiation from outside.
Use of RC2 scintillation radiation detector
We also conduct the inspection of materials and equipment in the same way.