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#1 brianweber

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 01:38 PM

Product: Composite fiber board cans.

Question: I have started to retain sample cans from each lot we produce. How long would one suggest i keep the retain sample? I know in the flour world we retained for 30 days. These are unfilled cans though. I am thinking 30 days for these also???

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 08:26 PM

Brian,

 

I'm way new to all this but if you're holding on to actual food retention samples for 30 days, I can't see why you would logically hold non-food samples for longer. Perhaps someone a bit more knowledgeable than I can chime in.

 

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

Agreed Emily. What i keep running into is "Shelf Life" Flour was an unfinished product, so we got away with 30 days. Something like some frozen foods that has a shelf life of 1 year, you should retain it for 1 year plus. So on a composite can, which has no food in it, the shelf life could be a year? 2 years? I guess what i need to figure out is do i need to put a shelf life on an empty container. Our customer will maintain samples of their product, which is an actual food, for their length of pre determined shelf life. I know i am over thinking this, it's a can!


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:44 PM

We keep our sample retains for 7 months.  The logic behind that is shelf life plus a month.  Our product's shelf life is 6 months, but consumers could buy it and keep it and legitimately use it a month past date. 


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:22 PM

Dear Sir,

 

your product is cans.

 

The "shelf life" in your case is the maximum time these products can stay in a warehouse under foreseen conditions to be used by you and /or your customers PLUS the MAXIMUM shelf life of the longer lasting food product to be stored inside them.

 

In that way, whatever may happen to a product stored in them, you will have a sample to determine (potentially) the cause of any non conforming final food product that was stored in them.

 

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Evangelos Mourelatos

Hellenic Food Authority

 

 

 


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