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#1 Pete Froesse

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:18 PM

what is a food grade tape that can be used for patching up super sacks?



#2 chrisbird616

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:23 AM

I too would be interested in a supply of a strong food grade repair / sealing tape. I've followed this topic, hopefully somebody can recommend one?

 

Just out of interest, what are super sacks?

 

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#3 Parkz58

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 01:36 PM

Just Google "food grade tape" - I did, and just found plenty of options out there...though I can't speak to how strong they are.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 01:49 PM

No tape in food production please, are you adding it to your monitoring somehow?  How are we sure it didn't end up in the mixing bowl?



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

Scampi, valid concerns...but there are ways to control the use of tape to ensure it does not become a foreign material or other food safety hazard.

 

When I worked at my previous employer, we had specific rules about how tape could be used when taping up a torn bag.  It had to be completed by a member of the QA team, and all of my QA team members were trained in aseptic techniques to ensure that it was done in a way to protect food safety.  We also only allowed a patch to be used temporarily (and only after proper "bleeding" and sanitation procedures were completed on the torn area and surrounding bag contents) until the contents of the bag were transferred to a new bag, at which time QA had to sign off that the transfer was made and the complete patch was recovered and properly disposed of. 

 

However, we didn't use food contact tape specifically, because we used a sterile patch that contacted the food - the tape was only used to hold the patch in place, and it was signed and dated with the time that it was applied by the QA person who did the patching.  This was also only done when the investigation around the incident could clearly prove that the contents of the bag had not been compromised in any way that would impact food safety.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 06:59 PM

Try this product, http://www.bagcorpst...-Case_p_36.html



#7 Parkz58

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:33 PM

Spudslinger, that looks like a good product, except...I can't find anything about it being food grade or FDA approved?



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

Parkz58, I don't think there is such a thing as food grade tape but there are monitoring steps that can be taken to ensure that it is not in your product. You can make it so only QA can place the tape and remove the tape, since the tape is only a temporary repair not permanent.



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:43 PM

I didn't think there was, either, Spudslinger...but I Googled it, and sure enough - there's food grade, FDA-approved tape out there!

 

I agree - regardless of how "food safe" the tape is, the bottom line is you don't want it in the product, so controlling it is the most important aspect.






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