Posted 29 October 2019 - 03:59 PM
We are an allergen free and gluten free facility. We are a RTD beverage manufacturer.
During our production process, we generate a lot of scrap corrugated cardboard that we recycle.
We receive used empty cardboard totes that we use as scrap bins for the cardboard.
I noticed that one of the empty cardboard totes has an Allergen tag on it. It is empty, but previously contained an allergen.
Can this become an issue? It is a violation of our allergen free claim?
Your thoughts are welcome.
Most important for an allergen free facility to check EVERYTHING coming in - before it actually comes in.
I have two clients that run allergen free facilities - they would be freaking out in this situation as NOTHING comes in that has the potential (even remote) contaminate. ALL totes need to get checked and since you have noticed one with an allergen sticker on it I imagine there are others from the same source that may be missing stickers, etc.
My clients don't use "used" totes - all use new.
Both also, check loads and trailers with fast testers prior to the truck backing up to the docks.
I'd be gettng all the totes out and running testing right now.
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