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#1 ChocolatesMyGame

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:34 PM

Are MSDS sheets an acceptable "specification" for packaging materials that have one?  Example:  we use polystyrene packing peanuts and have an MSDS sheet for them that describes storage conditions, appearance, composition, and safety related items.  Do we need to also get a specification that is different from the MSDS?  We also have the CoC for these for the validation end of things.

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:37 AM

A MSDS does generally not contain information about food safety issues. Information about the safe use as a food contact material (possible migration of contaminants into the product) is required.  



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:02 AM

MSDS  explains the properties of a material, either to reduce occupational and environmental hazards.

 

The data sheets (technical specification) indicate the product storage conditions, gmo free, nutritional composition, microbiological specifications and all related to the product itself.



#4 tadelong

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

I would point out that many MSDSs do have this information, and while they should suffice, you are probably best served by a having their information stored serpatately in the packaging materials specification section of the manual. Maybe if you indexed where the specs could be found? I am guessing that if you're confident and are able to easy pull out any requested info you should be fine.



#5 neilmilvain

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

An MSDS would not meet the requirments for a Declaration of Complaince as required in article 15 of EU10/2011.  You should hold as a minimum a copy of the DoC on file as this will demonstrate that the packaging material has met the migration requirments of the Directive.


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#6 Chubbs

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:00 AM

MSDS or SDS sheet only identify handling issue from a OH&S point, yes its means more paper work







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