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Posted 22 September 2021 - 06:12 PM



Wanted to get some input on a process for ensuring there is no loose glass particles in a glass jar for marinara processing.

Looking for ideas focused toward a very small processor, as we are just getting started with this project.

Is there a way to ensure the glass integrity without automation?  Possibly, Visual inspection? Vacuum? Wand? 


If it helps, we are audited against PRIMUS.


Any help will be greatly appreciated.




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Posted 22 September 2021 - 06:46 PM

Is this glass breaking off from the jar you're filling at the time, or glass fragments in general?
One typical approach would be a wash/inversion prior to filling - this is automated when done on a large scale, but if your quantities are very small then it might be feasible to do it manually - it's certainly possible to buy very small manual systems where you physically turn the jar upside down and place it over a wash nozzle.



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Posted 12 October 2021 - 01:49 AM

Small client does invert and hot water is bursted into mar.

Another one uses a hand held high pressure wand.

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