SOP on Dedusting & Decartoning of materials

SOP on Dedusting & Decartoning of materials  

1.0 Purpose: This SOP describes the procedure for dedusting and decartoning of containers of materials.

2.0 Scope: This SOP is applicable to all materials (raw and / or packaging) received for manufacture of a drug product.

3.0 Responsibility: Production Chemist to ensure that procedure is followed.

4.0 Materials and Equipment: As required.

5.0 Procedure: 
5.1 Receive materials in area ear marked for Dedusting & Decartoning of materials.
5.2 Clean outer surface of the containers with dry lint free cloth.
5.3 Remove straps from the containers, if any.
5.4 Remove outer coverings of jute bags / polythene bags, if any from corrugated / plastic drums.
5.5 Clean outer surfaces of corrugated / plastic drums with lint free dry cloth.
5.6 Clean printed packaging materials (foils / cartons etc.) with a dry lint free cloth. 

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