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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:21 PM



Is a signature required on all CofA's?  What about computer generated CofA's?


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:54 PM

Depends on what your customers require. I don't require signed CoA's just like I don't require signed invoices. But it depends on what they will accept. There's no legal or FS standard that requires you to sign a CoA unless it's fulfilling some other requirement (like product release).

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:12 PM

IMO this is best practice especially with regards to packaging specification COA's and good to sign off as acknowledgement of receiging and agreeing to these for food contact materials. I personally sign off on all COA's as it shows we have received, read and approved of these especially when legislation is specified. 

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