SOP on Dedusting & Decartoning of Material’s Containers

SOP on Dedusting & Decartoning of Material’s Containers 
1.0 Purpose: This SOP describes the procedure for the dedusting and decartoning of the containers of materials.
2.0 Scope: This SOP is applicable to all the materials (raw and / or packaging) received for the manufacture of a drug product.
3.0 Responsibility:  Senior Production Chemist to ensure that the procedure is followed.
4.0 Materials and Equipment: As required.
5.0 Procedure: 
5.1 Receive the materials in the area ear marked for Dedusting & Decartoning of materials.
5.2 Clean the outer surface of the containers with dry lint free cloth / vacuum cleaner.
5.3 Remove the straps from the containers, if any.
5.4 Remove the outer coverings of jute bags / polythene bags, if any from the corrugated / plastic drums.
5.5 Clean the outer surfaces of the corrugated / plastic drums with lint free dry cloth / vacuum cleaner.
5.6 Clean the printed packaging materials (foils / cartons etc.) with a dry lint free cloth. 

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