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Posted 12 April 2023 - 02:53 PM

Hello, we are an SQF supplier of food packaging to production facilities and may also start to supply to food service establishments. 


Should plastic utensils, paper napkins, one time use items be lot controlled?


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Posted 12 April 2023 - 04:57 PM

SQF for food packaging does not specifically delineate lot coding, but you are required to maintain traceability of your finished products which is easily done with lot codes:


20227FMIN_FoodPackaging_v3-2-Final-w-Links.pdf (sqfi.com)


2.6.2 Product Trace (Mandatory) The responsibility and methods used to trace product shall be documented and implemented to ensure:

i. Finished product is traceable to the customer (minimum one step forward) and provides traceability through the process to the supplier and date of receipt of raw materials, auxiliary packaging, processing aids, and other inputs (minimum one step back);

ii. Traceability is maintained where product is reworked (refer to 2.4.6); and

iii. The effectiveness of the product trace system is tested and documented at least annually as part of the product recall and withdrawal review (refer to

Records of raw and auxiliary packaging material receipt and use and finished product dispatch and destination shall be maintained.

Edited by jfrey123, 12 April 2023 - 04:57 PM.

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