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#1 Rich14


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 03:23 PM

Hello All,


I am stuck trying to figure out what items should be on my "Incoming Supplies" register.  We are a storage and distribution facility that only receives and ships closed, finished goods.  They are not processed in our facility, no product is exposed or handled in our building.  I created a list of cardboard shipping boxes, trash bags, etc., but at our desk audit some of these things were called out.  I am stuck as to what is exactly supposed to be on this list.  Can anyone offer any advice?  I am specifically referencing element  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!




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Posted 19 September 2019 - 03:55 PM

The closed finished goods should be on the list IMO.

Chemicals used for cleaning, lubrication, pesticides.

I suggest doing a walk about and take inventory of all sanitation, cleaning agents, pesticides and lubricants if any used.

Keep that list current. make sure you have a approval program, MSDSs on site for all products on the list and update the list as needed or at least annually. descriptions for all incoming supplies used by the site but not intended for distribution, including, but not limited to hazardous chemicals, ice, food packaging materials or janitorial supplies that are used on site and impact on product safety shall be documented and kept current.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:26 PM


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:44 PM

Thanks arahman.  I will take your suggestion of walking around taking inventory of everything that is not intended for distribution.  The finished goods are intended for distribution, so they will not be making the list. 

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