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Zahn.R

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 04:13 AM

Hi everyone I am struggling to find proper reference material in terms of foreign objects. Specifically looking for something related to baby food.  The information I do find is not stringent enough in my opinion considering the end user. Please point me in the right direction.  We have sieves and magnets in our facility.  Final product is bulk. Also some information around gasket management will also be appreciated.  Due to the viscosity of our product we cannot put in very small size sieves the product will block before it gets to the kill step.  Seasonal plant so maintenance of evaporators can only be done once a year.



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Posted 09 July 2021 - 12:28 PM

Hopefully this is of some help.  This is the Canadian reference for toys------but at least it's an actual regulatory referance

 

Also remember, you're get to set the limits-----------so if it's zero (as it should be) than it's zero!  Then production can figure out how to work to hit that target every time!

 

https://www.canada.c...ument.html#a324

 

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The illustration depicts a test gauge that is used to identify a part that is of such a size and shape that it presents an aspiration (choking) or ingestion hazard to young children. It is a hollow cylinder with an inner diameter of 31.7 mm. A plate (or similar device) is placed inside the cylinder at a 45 degree angle such that the minimum depth of the cylinder is 25.4 mm and the maximum depth of the cylinder is 57.1 mm. No specifications are provided for the wall or floor thickness of the cylinder.

 

This article may explain why you cannot actually find what you're after

 

https://www.snackdin...-choking-hazard


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 11:24 AM

USA Consumer Product Safety Commission
(1995): spherical objects < 1.75 inches in diameter are dangerous to children under 3 years (choking, ingestion or aspiration)
 



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Posted 19 July 2021 - 04:04 PM

As far as I can tell, this is still current although it has not been updated for a long time. It makes reference to infants but not much more.

 

Personally I think its limits are far too liberal so it may be one of the documents that you describe as not being stringent enough.

 

https://www.fda.gov/...foreign-objects






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