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BRC 4.9.2.3 - Definition of snap-off blade knives

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#1 Erika Rodrigues

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:46 PM

Hello people,

I have a question about this requirement from BRC Packagin Materials:

4.9.2.3 - Snap-off blade knivess shall not be used

As there is no official translation of the BRC into Portuguese, there is a great doubt as to which type of knife this topic prohibits its use.

Below the types of blades used in Brazil.

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:59 AM

Hi Erika the knife in the photo is one with snap off blades. Once the blade at the end is blunt you break it off and then use the next one. These small blades pose a higher risk of contamination and so this type of snap off blade knife cannot be used.

Hope this makes sense.

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