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#1 FS consultant

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:47 AM

Dear all,

I am working in a plant engaged in manufacture of seasonings and sauce mixes. We are in the process of HACCP implementation. In that regard, I would request you to pls help me in identifying the examples of brittle plastic used normally in a food industry. That will help me in implementing glass and brittle plastic policy in my unit.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 12:42 PM

Dear Poulami,

I'm not sure if there is an exact definition of brittle plastic but one common possibility IMEX is the front covers of balances. And Clocks. And light protections. And many more probably. :smile:

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:00 PM

I have attached a copy of our glass & brittle register which doubles as an audit checklist. We are a packaging company, but it's a starter for 10!

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:58 AM

Hi Poulami,

I would suggest the best way of you identifying brittle items in your factory is to go through every room one by one.
Maybe have a little brainstorm before you go out so you have an idea what you could be looking for, such as;
Clocks
Calculators
Buttons such as emergency stop
VDU's
Light shields
Emergency light shields
Telephones
Pens? (should be production safe ones in use 8)
Paper towel holders
Chemical dispenser
Sanitizer dispenser
Blue towel dispenser
Glove and other disposables dispensers
Microwave fronts and panel
Lights, screens, holders for machines - go through each machine and look for hard plastic buttons etc
Sign holders
Perpexs on taps

Hope this helps

be safe
Pry



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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:34 AM

Thanks to all of you for the inputs. Now I shall try to identify the brittle plastic items in my plant.



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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:42 AM

Torches
Stopwatches
Temperature Probes
Plastic strip curtains
Air dial/pressure dials

Also consider somewhere in you policies, staff and visitors who wear spectacles or contact lenses.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

Is it necessary to identify every single item of brittle plastic and glass in the entire facility, or just production areas? I see Microwaves and Bathroom Mirrors on this list. If it doesn't pose a risk to raw materials, equipment, or finished product, does it really need to be included in the registry?

Hi Poulami,

I would suggest the best way of you identifying brittle items in your factory is to go through every room one by one.
Maybe have a little brainstorm before you go out so you have an idea what you could be looking for, such as;
Clocks
Calculators
Buttons such as emergency stop
VDU's
Light shields
Emergency light shields
Telephones
Pens? (should be production safe ones in use 8)
Paper towel holders
Chemical dispenser
Sanitizer dispenser
Blue towel dispenser
Glove and other disposables dispensers
Microwave fronts and panel
Lights, screens, holders for machines - go through each machine and look for hard plastic buttons etc
Sign holders
Perpexs on taps

Hope this helps

be safe
Pry



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

A good article on the subject:

https://www.aibonlin...lassplastic.pdf



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

A good article on the subject:

https://www.aibonlin...lassplastic.pdf


Dear esquef,

Same document as posted yesterday in the current thread (thks anyway) -

http://www.ifsqn.com...dpost__p__57705

@skredsfan - It's probably less confusing if keep posting in your current thread ^^

Rgds / Charles.C

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 09:20 PM

Hi All,

 

Building on this discussion, it looks like some of the plastic items described MAY not necessarily be brittle plastic, but flexible plastic. Do you monitor/audit for all plastics including flexible type ones? Is there a list of plastic types (polymer type or composition) considered to be brittle? 






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