Good afternoon all,
I hope all is well to those that read.
I had a question regarding tote scales in a plant-based beverage manufacturing facility. We are intending to pack an ingredient version of our product into an 1000kg capable 'Bag in a Box'. Does a scale that's used in a food manufacturing facility require some form of Canada Measurement approval, legal for trade certification or OIML Certificaiton? This scale will also be used for ready to eat product (beverage). I had originally thought that it would merely require annual calibration/validation, but the more I looked into the compliance qualities to some of the scales out there, I have become more aware.
I've been asked to source a scale but admit that I am taking a more cautious approach to what we end up buying, as to avoid returns, contracted certification etc. My colleagues have sent me links for Pallet Jack Scales, but I am hesitant, as I am unsure of the quality of their accuracy or certifiability, if necessary.
If relevant, we will be producing in Canada, but aspiring to export as well. We will be pursuing BRC standards.
Thank-you for any information or clarification provided,