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#1 Abdul Qudoos

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:14 AM

Greetings to all,

My company makes jams/fruit preserves in glass bottles, the certification body required glass policy.

I have received only food grade glass bottle certificate from the glass manufacturer, and in the facility there is no glass doors, glass windows or glass coverings to the equipments, only thing is the presence of lightning.

Can anyone in the forum help me to make glass policy for my company. If you have any draft please keep on share.

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:02 PM

Hope this helps you Abdul:

Glass Policy

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:22 PM

While searching on google i got the following:


Glass Policy in UK (News)

http://www.glass-bot.../item_1007.html

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:04 PM

Dear Abdul,

I think most of the basic ideas regarding control aspects of glass are included in Simon's link and guideline policy. However, I would personally have added a little more emphasis on the fact that any glass breakage is, (perhaps regardless of risk assessment), invariably classified as a ("critical") incident IMEX with respect to contamination possibilities. This immediately necesitates the implementation of degrees of strictness as expected by standards like BRC, eg cordoning off the immediate area to specified dimensions etc, etc.

I guess this equally appplies to a glass-oriented production line, perhaps more so. Not my direct experience but I often pass a shop cutting glass sheets by hand and the casual way they move sheets of glass around makes me tremble. Similar problem for people using highspeed sawblades to cut blocks of frozen fish. Technically speaking, such functions usually come within GMP but I often think there should be a parallel concept like "Worker CCPs" for any given food process. :smile:

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:59 AM

Dear Abdul,

I think most of the basic ideas regarding control aspects of glass are included in Simon's link and guideline policy. However, I would personally have added a little more emphasis on the fact that any glass breakage is, (perhaps regardless of risk assessment), invariably classified as a ("critical") incident IMEX with respect to contamination possibilities. This immediately necesitates the implementation of degrees of strictness as expected by standards like BRC, eg cordoning off the immediate area to specified dimensions etc, etc.

I guess this equally appplies to a glass-oriented production line, perhaps more so. Not my direct experience but I often pass a shop cutting glass sheets by hand and the casual way they move sheets of glass around makes me tremble. Similar problem for people using highspeed sawblades to cut blocks of frozen fish. Technically speaking, such functions usually come within GMP but I often think there should be a parallel concept like "Worker CCPs" for any given food process. :smile:

Rgds / Charles.C


Dear Charles, Simon & Readers,

More greetings to all,

Finally i made a 'glass policy' by the help of this forum (heartiest thanks to simon & charles), see attachment for your perusal, any comments or suggestion most welcome anytime...

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:42 AM

Dear Abdul Qudoos:

Below is my opinion. You may also consider adding:-

4. INSTRUCTIONS:
- Layout indicating the location of the light including its number/code
- Any regular inspection / checking for the integrity of lights based on the ‘register’ you prepared? Who check?
- How about spectacles, wall clock? Any exclusion?

5. GLASS BREAKAGE PROCEDURE:
5.1. Detailing the actions to be taken in case of breakage of glass, brittle, or hard plastic, as stated below.
5.2. Quarantine the products (specify the location) and production area that were potentially affected (how big is the area?).
5.3. Clean the production area. (Method?)
5.4. Inspect the production area and authorize to continue production (by who?)
5.5. Change of work wear and inspection of footwear. (Then verify by who?)
5.6. Record the breakage incident (by who? And who should follow up with the effectiveness of the corrective action taken?)
5.7. (What to do with the affected product?)

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:43 PM

Dear Abdul Qudoos:

Below is my opinion. You may also consider adding:-

4. INSTRUCTIONS:
- Layout indicating the location of the light including its number/code
- Any regular inspection / checking for the integrity of lights based on the ‘register’ you prepared? Who check?
- How about spectacles, wall clock? Any exclusion?

5. GLASS BREAKAGE PROCEDURE:
5.1. Detailing the actions to be taken in case of breakage of glass, brittle, or hard plastic, as stated below.
5.2. Quarantine the products (specify the location) and production area that were potentially affected (how big is the area?).
5.3. Clean the production area. (Method?)
5.4. Inspect the production area and authorize to continue production (by who?)
5.5. Change of work wear and inspection of footwear. (Then verify by who?)
5.6. Record the breakage incident (by who? And who should follow up with the effectiveness of the corrective action taken?)
5.7. (What to do with the affected product?)

Yong


As Yong and Charles C have indicted a glass policy when you use glass to fill your products is completely different to one when you do not. When you fill products in glass the glass breakage procedure and records are critical to your due diligence defence. I prefer number of bottles discarded to area cleared.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:38 AM

As Yong and Charles C have indicted a glass policy when you use glass to fill your products is completely different to one when you do not. When you fill products in glass the glass breakage procedure and records are critical to your due diligence defence. I prefer number of bottles discarded to area cleared.

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Many thanks Yong & Tony for giving extra valuable information, i have updated accordingly and attached for everyone perusal.
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Posted 02 July 2009 - 08:02 PM

Many thanks Yong & Tony for giving extra valuable information, i have updated accordingly and attached for everyone perusal.

Hey proof the process of discussion on a forum works to achieve a positive outcome. :clap:

One thing I noticed looking at your finished glass policy is that you do not allow spectacles, personally I think that’s a bit excessive. Where did you get that rule from? If it is valid then what about contact lenses – perhaps more of a hazard? :smile:

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:10 PM

Hey proof the process of discussion on a forum works to achieve a positive outcome. :clap:

One thing I noticed looking at your finished glass policy is that you do not allow spectacles, personally I think that’s a bit excessive. Where did you get that rule from? If it is valid then what about contact lenses – perhaps more of a hazard? :smile:

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A fair point but probably a bit softer and easier to swallow :biggrin:
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 06:01 AM

A fair point but probably a bit softer and easier to swallow :biggrin:


Greetings for the day!

COMPLETE CHANGE !!!

Actually the auditors wants to see glass policy, like food safety policy not the procedure, and my question is also 'what is a glass policy', there is a little misunderstanding between us, anyhow last week we made a glass policy and submitted to auditors and they approved at the same time, here i am attaching for everyone perusal.

:off_topic: Thanks for all the guys in this thread for giving valuable inputs.

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Edited by Abdul Qudoos, 13 July 2009 - 06:17 AM.

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