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Sam Larios

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 05:23 PM

Wondering what everyone is using for tamper evidence on their packaging? 

 

13.6.3.3 Vehicles (e.g. semi-trucks, trailers, vans, containers) used for transporting food sector packaging from the site shall be secured from tampering using a seal or other acceptable device or system as agreed upon by the carrier and customer.

 



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Posted 02 August 2022 - 05:27 PM

We use a seal for FTL's that is applied once the trailer is loaded and shut.  We record the seal number on our BOL and internal shipping system.



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Posted 02 August 2022 - 05:45 PM

We use a a serialized tamper evident door seal that is applied to the vehicle loading door. The serial number of the door seal and a signature of the person applying the seal is marked on the shipment bill of lading.  These signatures also record acceptance of the vehicle based on the inspections.

              When shipping an LTL load of food grade product, the shipping documents include a label that notifies the trucking company that the product is food grade

             material. In addition, tamper evident tape is used to secure the product. 



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Posted 03 August 2022 - 02:31 PM

We use the uline cable seals. Before the truck is shut we take a picture of our load..  after doors are shut the seal is put on then the serial is recorded on the shipping paperwork as well as in our documentation of the shipment. We like using the cable since its more durable and secure than the plastic ones. 



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Posted 09 August 2022 - 06:21 PM

We use generic numbered trailer seals from McMaster Carr for full TLs only recorded on the BOL and verified by the customer on receipt.



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Posted 10 August 2022 - 05:18 AM

Hi Sam,

 

Using numbered seals is ideal. For multiple drops a dedicated lock that the driver has a key for is more practical.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony



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Posted 10 August 2022 - 11:07 AM

Hi Sam,

 

Using numbered seals is ideal. For multiple drops a dedicated lock that the driver has a key for is more practical.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony

 

Padlocks are not recommended especially for full TLs as they can be opened without knowledge multiple times. Drivers should have seals with them for multiple drops but there's no way to gurantee the product once the first seal is broken anyway.



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Posted 10 August 2022 - 05:19 PM

On full loads we use a seal on the truck door

https://www.uline.ca...w?pricode=YG156

 

On part loads we use a security tape on the pallet

https://www.uline.ca...wE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Hope this helps!



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Posted 11 August 2022 - 04:40 AM

Padlocks are not recommended especially for full TLs as they can be opened without knowledge multiple times. Drivers should have seals with them for multiple drops but there's no way to gurantee the product once the first seal is broken anyway.

 

Hi Hoosiersmoker,

 

A “belt and braces” approach with a new seal every drop is more likely appropriate to food. As with anything it would depend on what you are transporting and what is the risk. This topic is for packaging: FSC 27 Manufacture of Food Packaging - Example of Products:

All food-grade packaging materials, including flexible films, paperboard- based containers, metal containers, flexible pouches, glass containers, plastic and foam containers (PET, polystyrene, etc.), and single-use foodservice products (e.g., paper towels, napkins, disposable food containers, straws, stirrers).

 

If the packaging is packaged such that any tampering would evident and the vehicle is not going to be left unattended then putting a high-level security padlock on the vehicle for multiple drops would be acceptable IMO.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony



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