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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:40 PM

When it comes to beverage manufacturing, does filling and packaging need to be separated in different rooms. What exactly is the methodology behind separating filling and packing, if at all. I would love to hear other's experiences with either having filling an packing be in one room and or separated. 

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:16 PM

Hello I use to work for a beverage manufacturing company. In my experience, filling bottle -> capping -> boxing was done in one room and palletizing was done outside the filling room. We had a conveyor that would take the boxes outside the filling room (inside the facility). When we went through a remodel filling bottle-> capping to another room downstairs where they got boxed and palletized.



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:21 PM

Hello I use to work for a beverage manufacturing company. In my experience, filling bottle -> capping -> boxing was done in one room and palletizing was done outside the filling room. We had a conveyor that would take the boxes outside the filling room (inside the facility). When we went through a remodel filling bottle-> capping to another room downstairs where they got boxed and palletized.

Thank you for your insight. Would you say that boxing is better separated from filling and capping? If you could elaborate on the pros and cons I would really appreciate it. 



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 11:52 PM

Yeah of course. To me once the product is filled and capped, I do not see physical contaminates as a threat. Especially when you have a foreign material detector. It comes down to the size of the facility. Where I was at the facility was small so we didn't have much of a choice besides putting measures to control physical contaminates. We enclosed the conveyors so nothing would enter the bottle before it was capped.

 

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:55 AM

Lots of experience in beverage here.  Typically, the processing, filling / capping, and further packaging (into cases and palletization) are conducted in separate rooms.  Therefore, minimum of 3 separate areas.  Now, depending on design of facility this may not be possible, you have to assess the hazards and risks.

 

Typically, highest risk is in the filling / capping process step so you will want to isolate this as much as possible.  You don't want to be bringing in any forklifts, wood pallets, corrugate as they can all prove to be contaminants or vectors with environmental.  Have strict personnel GMP's, traffic control, and sanitation controls in this area.



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 05:52 AM

We are working on IOS and want to get IOS certification for our organization. Can you please tell me what is the standard procedure for filling and capping and packaging, can we do it separately or in one room. What is the standard procedure.





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