Serious injuries can occur to the consumer if they swallow wood splinters. Our company distinguishes this physical hazard from other physical hazards by giving it extra attention with the help of this wood procedure and checks with iMIS Audit.
Wood that is found in the product can come from:
- Wooden packaging;
- Wooden pallets.
The measures taken to keep wood out of the end product are:
- Keep wooden pallets out of the production area;
- Bring to the supplier’s attention that they deliver on plastic pallets;
- Replace wooden pallets with plastic pallets.
Once a wooden pallet/packaging has been noted, it must be handled as soon as possible. The wood should be removed as soon as possible. There may not be any splinters left behind after disposal. The surroundings must be cleaned well.
If the wood has entered or may have entered the product, the product must be quarantined and destroyed.