My last auditor rummaged through several workstations in our production areas and warehouses. Naturally- he turned up miscellaneous tape guns, coding stamps, pens, a few tools, extra box cutters (no blades), scissors, etc.
He put in a finding under "11.7.3 Control of Foreign Matter Contamination - 188.8.131.52 Knives and cutting instruments used in processing and packaging operations shall be controlled, kept clean, and well maintained. Snapoff blades shall not be used in manufacturing or storage areas."
I've already implemented a sharps program for box cutters, but is there any way to exclude scissors for this? At least for the Warehouse areas (maybe box cutters too)? Our product is bottled prior to entering the warehouse for case packing, so the risk of warehouse dropping in foreign material is negligible.