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#1 sarah2014

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:52 PM

Hi,

Can any one help with a sample of an inspection form for wooden pallets 

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:03 PM

I don't really have a specific inspection form for each pallet, seeing as that would require you to have some form of tracking program for them, but I do have a policy on what to use that is in conjunction with other checklists that include glass/wood & general housekeeping. As well employees being able to demonstrate on the floor knowledge of what is acceptable and what is not. Also what to do with the ones deemed unacceptable.

 

 

 

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Objective:

To prevent the contamination of product from wood.

 

 

1.         Various food and types of packaging are delivered into the warehouse on wooden pallets.   All pallets must be in good condition at the time of delivery.    Suppliers are encouraged to use a suitable layer pad for extra protection between pallet and product.

2.         Wooden pallets must be kept in designated storage areas of the factory wherever practicable.

3.         Pallets within the warehouse must be maintained in good condition.

4.         Pallets must not have loose, damaged or missing boards or blocks

5.         Pallets must not have any misaligned, split or tiered blocks

6.         Wood must not be treated with tainted chemicals

7.         Pallets must not have any protruding nails

8.         Pallets must not have any large or protruding splinters or sharp edges

9.         Pallets must not have any off odours or physical contamination

10.      All loose, trailing shrink / stretch wrap must be removed

11.      Pallets must not have any infestations

12.      All pallets must be visually clean and dry.

13.      The use of wooden implements within the factory is not permitted.

 

 Example Of An Unacceptable Pallet

 

 

 



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:39 PM

Thank you , 

 

so i will try to creat a checklist for acceptable and unacceptable pallets 



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:43 PM

Is there already a checklist that you preform where that could just be added, like a pre-op for example where you are walking around checking the floors/walls for cleanliness or damage? Or a glass register that could include misc wooden items?



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:51 PM

i think i will add a section under my glass register 



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:25 PM

Hello,

 

I have this covered as a visually inspection under the foreign material control policy. Here are a couple of snippets from it.

 

PROCEDURES

  1. General
    1. There is no tolerance for foreign materials anywhere in the production process.   All receiving/production line personnel are responsible for the following procedures. 
    2. Continuous visual inspection must be performed by the receiving and production line personnel.
  1. Wood Foreign Materials
    1. Where ever possible wood is prohibited from entering facility production, storage, maintenance and other areas where product / packaging maybe at risk. Apart from the issue of wooden splinters, wood is often porous and therefore not hygienic.
    2. The only allowed wooden items in the production are wood used as part of packaging house structure and wooden pallets located at the end of the production line for stacking of finished product cartons. Rules for handling these pallets include:
      1. Must be in good repair, no visible splintering wood.
      2. Must be visible clean, no signs of liquids or powders on them.
      3. Staffs who handles food is not usually permitted handle pallets. If for any reason a food handler does have to handle a pallet they are required to wash their hands before going back to handling food.
    3. Wooden items that are not allowed in production / storage areas, but are found in the facility in other areas and od special concern include:
      1. Wooden handled cleaning implements e.g. broom, mops, etc.
      2. Wooden handled knives
      3. Pencils (also a risk due to snapping lead).
      4. Wooden work surfaces e.g. wooden tables, stacks of pallets.

 

 

Hope that helps.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:29 PM

http://www.ifsqn.com...gement-program/

 

Previous forum has some info which might help.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:41 PM

Thank you 



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

This is what we have in our Foreign Material Control Procedure for key qualities to look for when inspecting wooden pallets:

 

 

*Pallets should be in good structural condition - no broken slats, runners, or nails protruding. 

*Pallets should be clean, dry and free of visible stains or discoloration, and not have excessive saw dust or other filth on them.

*Pallets should not have any off odors, visible mold growth or other signs of contamination. 

*Pallets should not have any visible evidence of pest activity. 

*Pallets must be received on an enclosed trailer. 

 

Hope this helps. 

 






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