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#1 cheeseman

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

Hey all,

 

I work in the QA department for a large cheese manufacturing company. We are looking for potential suppliers for cheese marking utensils (crayons, markers, etc.) that are food safe and that work well on cheese products that will end up going through a brine system. The only thing we're able to find at this time are meat markers and the issue we have with the supplying company is that they will not provide us with any documentation other than a MSDS. We are SQF level 3 certified and require more documentation than just that.

 

Does anyone have any ideas/suppliers that they use and could share with me? Thanks for the help!


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:27 PM

Maybe this can help

ww.markingpendepot.com/safe-marknsfmarkerforfoodareas.aspx


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 02:18 AM

Maybe this can help

ww.markingpendepot.com/safe-marknsfmarkerforfoodareas.aspx

 

Dear Scampi,

 

Good try (thks) but afai could see, the nearest offer is categorized as -

 

NSF certified permanent ink marker (registration no. 140065) for nonfood compounds category R1

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I'm no expert with US classifications but R1 apparently means - "Coatings for use on direct food contact surfaces", ie not on the food itself

 

@ Cheeseman, I presume you have referred to something like this (I appreciate not a crayon but i noted the 'cheese' ref.) –

 

http://www.wrdwells....ood-marker-pen/

 

The information provided seems encouraging to me and might well satisfy an auditor. However  I also noted no mention of terms like "food-safe", "food-grade", etc. It is clearly of interest to know the scientific meaning / application / relevance of the statuses which are mentioned.

 

Your OP has prompted me to open another  "related"  thread (to avoid too much OT-ing). Thks.

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...mean-food-safe/

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:16 PM

Hi Cheeseman,

 

I work for BST Detectable Products, we manufacture a metal detectable meat marker that is also used in extensively the dairy industry for marking cheese. I'm unsure if you have already approached our company or not?

 

If you could let me know exactly what the criteria are for SQF level 3 I can certainly try and obtain relevant documentation for you.

 

Regards, Will


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:31 PM

Hi Cheeseman,

 

I work for BST Detectable Products, we manufacture a metal detectable meat marker that is also used in extensively the dairy industry for marking cheese. I'm unsure if you have already approached our company or not?

 

If you could let me know exactly what the criteria are for SQF level 3 I can certainly try and obtain relevant documentation for you.

 

Regards, Will

 

Dear bst,

 

The product referred looks remarkably similar to that  linked in the previous post ??

 

I noticed one interesting comment in the specification  -

 

Our ink only contains ingredients suitable for human consumption.

 

 Is it possible to elaborate a little more ?

 

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:36 PM

Dear Charles,

 

I missed the previous link, I can confirm the product is the same and is being offered by our distribution partners in Australia / New Zealand. The quote "Our ink only contains ingredients suitable for human consumption" is taken directly from the manufacturers of the ink. I shall contact them directly for documentation in support of this claim and report on this topic.

 

Regards, Will


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:29 PM

Dear bst,

 

Thanks for the response. Hopefully Cheeseman is still following this thread.

 

So far, the most frequent use of edible "inks" seems to be in the cake-making/decorating area although the type of product you are referring is also active in USA for meat / cheese. But as to the typical ingredients ? :smile:

 

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

We use edible ink to print company logos onto the tops of truffles - I'll see if I can get a brand name for you


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