SOP for Disposal of Rejected Packing Material : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Disposal of Rejected Packing Material

Standard operating procedure to dispose off the rejected packing material.

1.0 OBJECTIVE

To lay down a procedure for disposal of rejected Packing Material.

2.0 SCOPE

This SOP shall be applicable for disposal of rejected Packing Material like Drums, Alu Foils, Printed Packing Materials, Containers, Polybags generated in the stores.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY

Stores Officer/Assistant

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY

Head of Department

5.0 PROCEDURE

5.1 FIBRE DRUMS/ PVC DRUMS/ M.S. DRUMS/ PLASTIC CONTAINERS

5.1.1 Collect all the Fiber drums/ PVC drums / M.S. drums/ Plastic containers which are to be disposed of after consumption of material from it.
5.1.2 Deface the approved label or printed matter on Fibre Drums by using indelible ink or by using permanent Marker, so as to scratch the printed matter on it.
5.1.3 Deshape the drums with the help of a hammer and send them to scrap yard for further disposal.

5.2 POLYTHENE BAGS /NYLON BAGS /PAPER BAGS

5.2.1 Collect all the bags, after consuming the material, deface the label and printed matter with the permanent marker pen or indelible ink so that the printed matter is not readable.
5.2.2 After defacing the label, send the empty bags to the scrap yard for further disposal.

5.3 REJECTED ALU. FOILS AND PRINTED PACKING MATERIALS

5.3.1 Rejected Material which is lying in the rejected area can be destroyed after instruction from QA and Unit Head through “Material Destruction Note”.
5.3.2 Store Head shall ensure that before destroying the material the destruction note shall be approved by Store Head, QA Head and Unit Head.
5.3.3 The material should be destroyed in presence of Q.A person and record is maintained in the “Discrepancy cum rejection Register”.
5.3.4 After the destruction, the signatures of above representative are taken and a copy is to be given to concern department. The original copy is to be retained by stores department.
5.3.5 The printed packaging material is not sent back to the party, the material is to be destroyed in the factory Premises only.
5.3.6 The Printed packing material and alu foil are destroyed by shredding or cutting.
5.3.7 After the destruction activity, Debit the excise duty of the destructed material with proper entries in excise records and reverse the Cenvat. Submit the copy of destruction note to Account Dept. to raise the debit note to the supplier.
5.3.8 All collected and generated scrap is disposed of by authorized scrap agent through HR dept.

6.0 ABBREVIATIONS

6.1 SOP – Standard operating procedure
6.2 Alu – Aluminum
6.3 QA – Quality assurance
6.4 PVC – Polyvinyl chloride





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