Best understanding of packaging safety hazards

2022-08-12
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Understand the potential safety hazards of packaging

at the packaging safety seminar held in Itasca in February, the core topic was to understand the potential safety hazards and correctly evaluate the probability of accidents and their possible consequences. The symposium was hosted by the American Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Association and attracted more than 140 visitors, including packaging manufacturers, material suppliers, and third-party critics

this seminar was organized only a few weeks before the meeting. The preparation time was very short, and the number of participants was not very large. Until the last moment, Dr. David J. Armstrong, deputy director of the Institute of the center for food safety and Applied Nutrition of FDA, gave the attendees a big surprise

Dr. chuck sizer, director of the National Center for food safety technology, and his assistant Dr. Peter Slade also joined Dr. Armstrong's discussion. They introduced the "rule plan" for food safety recently released by FDA to varying degrees. During the seminar, the public and companies were also consulted on these proposals. The discussion period also ended at the end of this year, when FDA will finalize the draft

during the whole day's discussion, it was repeatedly emphasized that these guidelines - even after finalization - can be used by companies at their own discretion. These rules can be found on the website. In addition, Dr. Armstrong said that you can also send an e-mail to jkvenbeng@ to form internal and external two-color aluminum alloy doors and windows and ask for a copy

next, Armstrong presented a group of slides of the food safety prevention and testing guidance center. The first slide suggested that companies review current procedures and improve them; Encourage managers and employees to assume obligations; Recognize that not all standards apply to every company; Support the adoption of operational hazard management (ORM), so that the company can give priority to improvement and improvement

according to Armstrong, the rules cover a wide range of fields, including food safety management, mechanical equipment, employees, computer systems, raw materials and packaging, operations, and final products. He said that every company should establish a set of security strategies, including timely response to destructive events, criminals, or terrorist events and take measures, recovery strategies, and other steps. Armstrong pointed out that many of the suggestions put forward by people are mainly basic methods, and many companies have adopted them, such as controlling personnel entering factories (especially laboratories or warehouses storing dangerous goods), and strictly screening staff

he also suggested that the company should carry out food safety training for employees, so that they can not only understand the regulations and restrictions in this regard, but also participate in the implementation of safety procedures and become a pair of "safety eyes". For raw materials and packaging, FDA suggests that manufacturers should strictly control the loading, require the use of locked and sealed containers to ensure safety, check the quantity of goods received with the ordered quantity, and make detailed list records. In addition, the materials used in the test should also be included

I. detailed assessment of hidden dangers

slade and Iater both described in detail how enterprises should face potential hidden dangers and dangers and their possible consequences, and assigned priority to hidden danger control means/methods

slade described the well-known ORM scheme (operation Hazard Management). ORM includes six steps, which can predict hidden dangers and reduce possible losses. These steps include identifying hidden dangers, evaluating their severity, analyzing control methods, making hidden danger control decisions, implementing control schemes, and finally supervising and reviewing the schemes

Slade said that these steps can help the company minimize the probability of major disaster accidents. In addition, some steps also have other advantages. For example, in order to ensure safety, cameras can be used to monitor some key areas of the company. This method can indeed reduce the occurrence of theft of products and materials

helm's hidden danger management plan is slightly different, and he also described how to analyze hidden dangers. He described a typical evaluation example in detail. First, the company identified various hidden dangers, and then determined their probability coefficient and severity coefficient, so as to determine which hidden dangers must be controlled immediately. However, he stressed that since the "9.11" incident, the aircraft driving factor has also become one of the possible hidden dangers. People realize that the similarity of some situations that are happening is becoming more and more prominent, so we are forced to reduce our risk rate more often

he said: after the "9.11" incident, the company must re evaluate the possibility of hidden dangers. Moreover, if or when the danger occurs, the company needs to develop procedures or technologies to control the results of hidden dangers and reduce their severity. In the past, the main hidden danger of the company was that the products could not be sold in time. At present, for a company, hidden dangers threaten the lives of employees and may bring major disasters. "However, we can take all kinds of feasible measures to prevent this incident from happening. Moreover, we must determine what is the most critical hidden danger and take appropriate measures to minimize it," he said

Second, the focus of attention is packaging

sizer's speech covered most of the history of packaging damage in the United States, and reviewed some laws and regulations that can help improve packaging safety. However, he added that packaging is the first line of defense to ensure food safety. He encouraged everyone to expand the scope of packaging, not only containers or packaging, but also farms and stores

sizer repeatedly stressed that FDA has introduced some packaging concepts, including safe storage of containers, and even shipping boxes and shipping pallets. However, he pointed out that for food packaging, FDA did not actually set a standard for obvious damage, so this series of works means a constantly changing vitality to Koizumi. He provided a test method to evaluate whether there is obvious damage to food packaging. He said that in an FDA book, it is suggested to take 6-12 product samples and try to secretly put some ordinary items into the packaging

for food packaging, he strongly agrees with those practices that have been completely sealed. When the packaging is damaged, the content cannot be completely revealed. He discussed roof shaped juice cartons with spiral mouth seals, can shaped containers with panels and ring handles at the end, inflatable packaging, wide mouth bottles with vacuum buttons, sealed paper packaging or plastic flexible packaging

third, jonadhan Oakes, who is used in the fields of desertification control, slope ecological protection, water and soil loss prevention and control, special discussion

Markem company, talked about bar code technology and other technologies, which have a certain resistance to counterfeiting and counterfeiting

the last activity in the afternoon is a special discussion. The only representative of the packaging company is Ms. Judy Fischer, senior packaging engineer of sargento company. Other team members include Michael richinond of packaging technology integrated solutions, bill Zito of Enercon industries, Julie Okal of 3M packaging systems div, Gary parish of complete inspection systems and John raterman of Nordson company

at the beginning, Ms. Fischer talked about the starch particles on the flexible packaging materials of the reel and paid attention to anthrax pollution. "Our suppliers have changed from light powder spraying to light powder spraying, or even no powder spraying," she said Fischer also said that sargento checked the safety of the factory and explained that at present, few people are invited to visit the factory. She said, "any visitors must be approved by the deputy manager before entering the factory, and they are 100% escorted and escorted in the factory."

later, Ms. Fischer said that the company had formulated detailed instructions as early as after the "9.11" incident, but they were only part of sargento's hidden danger analysis at that time

when discussing the sealing of the shipping box, raterman said that most of the losses were destroyed at the bottom of the box, so it was difficult to find. He said that the company is now looking for a new technology that can provide whether there is obvious damage to the bottom seal. He talked about an incident about computer products, that is, actively and steadily promoting the "building block" R & D plan, stealing computer parts from the bottom of the box and stuffing them with similar weights that originally pretended to be original items

finally, Ben miyares, the moderator of the meeting, pointed out that PMMI may hold similar safety seminars on the eastern and Western coastlines before this summer. At the Pack Expo Intl conference to be held in Chicago in November this year, security risks are also part of it

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