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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:53 PM

Hi all, every day we make different flavors of product. One day we may make 4 batches of flavor X, 2 batches of flavor Y, and 9 batches of flavor Z in the same mixer. Every morning, a mixers list is made, printed, and taped with one piece of tape to the back of this big mixer so that the mixer (person adding ingredients to the mixer) can keep track of what ingredients he should be preparing, what is coming next, how many batches are left, etc. The piece of paper and piece of tape are nowhere even relatively near where it could be introduced into the mixer or find its way into the product. Before I arrived here, the company had a gap audit and got told "absolutely no tape in the production room anywhere!" So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to have that list readily available for the mixer? It is very very helpful for him to have it there and the one tricky thing is that it changes every day. 

Actually as I was typing this I thought about maybe a clear plastic sleeve that I could attach on the back of the mixer (adhesive?), that way I could just slide the different piece of paper in each morning?

Any help appreciated. Thank you!



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:45 PM

a permanent magnet that goes into your foreign material control program then the sleeve could have a magnet as well. No, absolutely no tape ever. We use clipboards hung on the wall, they are cleaned and inspected and written into the program

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:57 PM

Tape's just a bad idea not only because of it falling into product, but adhesives can be difficult to remove from surfaces and provide a great breeding ground for bacteria.  Your idea of having a permenantly attached clear plastic sleeve is a good one.  I'd also suggest using magnets or attaching a clipboard somehow. 


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 09:24 AM

We use Clipboards - metal so they can be cleaned, but i like the idea of the clear plastic wallet too 


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 01:05 AM

Clear plastic clipboards can break and cause physical contamination issues - hence why metal clipboards are a better alternative.  


Magnetic strips are good if not small or likely to fall into processes.   


We use metal clipboards and magnetic strips.


Definitely no to tape, tacks, pen lids, string, etc.

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