We order a chemical that comes in 1 gallon jugs (4 jugs to a box). We have always ordered this chemical from this same company (for years).
I noticed on this shipment there was no batch number listed on the box nor on the jugs themselves.
I contacted the chemical representative who stated "Under new GHS guidelines, we are not required to have the number on the jugs as long as the box and pick slip have the batch number. The pick slip that was provided with the box is the official number and we also add a small white label to the box with the number but looking at the box it was probably demolished in transit." (Remember, there was nothing on the box or the jugs).
We ALL know it's best practice to have the batch number on the individual containers (jugs in this case), rather than on the box (and on the pick slip) they were shipped in. How do I know the jugs inside the box are actually the same lot as what is listed on the outside of the box or on the pick slip? How do I know what the lot number is when the small sticker comes off during transit?
Does any one know a specific code in SQF that states the batch number should be on the individual container?
Does anyone have any input either way on this?
Of course I want each jug labeled - as a good manufacturing practice - but if SQF does not state it specifically (or in a way that I would get hit on it) then I can't argue with the chemical company like I want to. (!!!!!)