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  • Packaging Cleaning

    Posted by Anonymous on August 26, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Hi, can anyone advise on how to clean the bulk packaging before filling? Thanks, Karel

    Anonymous replied 9 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 4 Replies
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  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    August 26, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Packaging should arrive already clean at your facility. The first thing you should do is complain to your packaging supplier.

    To remediate dirty packaging, I would suggest wiping/spraying with ethyl alcohol. If that is not sufficient to get it clean, or if that adds too much labor cost to your cost of goods, you should reject the packaging and return it to to your supplier.
  • Anonymous

    Guest
    August 27, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Thanks for the advice. So, I guess there’s no need to place the containers under UV lights right before filling?

  • Bobzchemist

    Member
    August 27, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Not unless you have reason to believe that they are contaminated, or unless your products’s preservation system is on the edge of being inadequate.

    You could swab a random sampling of packaging and send the swabs out for micro testing if you had concerns…
  • Anonymous

    Guest
    August 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Thanks, will try your method.

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