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Rosemary4

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:22 AM

Hi, we currently receive our carteon flat packed and then make them up (the bottom) using one long strip across the length and 4 across the width, 2 being to seal the ends against pest ingress. Product is food contact plastic packaging which is placed in unsealed liners before being placed in a carton. The top is then tape sealed with one strip across the length and 3 across the width, 2 being to seal the ends against pest ingress.

 

We are looking at purchasing a carton erector which will only tape a strip across the length underneath.

 

What I am wondering is does anyone have any experience of packing food contact packaging using carton erectors? Is one strip sufficient? I realise it depends on the weight of the product & ours varies. Have you had any complaints about pest ingress?

 

Any help or opinions would be gratefully received.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:32 PM

Hi Rosemary - it is a little difficult to fully visualize the packaging format you are describing. A little more information would be helpful.

 

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Edited by George Howlett, 29 August 2013 - 11:35 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:52 PM

Interesting question as I am in the same type of industry.  I'm interested in your reasoning concerning the sealing of the ends of the box (top and bottom).  Was this identified as a risk due to a history of pest contamination?  Seems somewhat excessive based on the fact that you have a liner in the box already.  Would it be simpler seal the line?

 

thanks...leet222



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:47 AM

It started before my time. We have no history of pest contamination since the company decided to go for the BRC certification. I assume it was decided that by sealing the cartons in that manner nothing could contaminate the product!

 

Since I posted this we have been in touch with our major customer  a chocolate company - who has stated (we need it in writing!) that sealing the ends isn't necessary. They incidentally have the chocolate layer pads packed in boxes without a liner or the ends sealed so the fact that we put our formings in liners exceeds other suppliers activities.

 

It appears the only issue is the potential weight put in boxes so the product doesn't fall through the bottom when lifted. A more robust tape is required than we currently use!



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

Hi Rosemary

 

We get packaging in boxes with just the one piece of tape across the bottom, an unsealed liner, and one piece of tape across the top

 

Caz



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:42 AM

Hi Cazyncymru

 

What sort of packaging - is it plastic that comes into contact with food? Not sure what you produce?



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:52 AM

It's plastic cups and their supplied by 2 of the biggest suppliers in the UK

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

Hi Rosemary

 

We get packaging in boxes with just the one piece of tape across the bottom, an unsealed liner, and one piece of tape across the top

 

Caz

 

we have the same style and have not had a problem directly related to it.






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