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Low Acid Canned Food Manufacturers Part 3 - Container/Closures (11/98)

 

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Low Acid Canned Food Manufacturers Part 3

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Guide1 to Inspections of Low Acid Canned Food Manufacturers: Part 3

Last Update: November 1998

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Coding of Containers
Empty Container Handling
Container Closing
Metal Cans
      Container Structure
      Double Seam Structure
      Double Seam Formation
      Seam Guidelines (Specifications)
      Seamer Maintenance and Adjustment
      Container Defects
      Double Seam Evaluation Requirements
            Visual Seam Examination
            Double Seam Examination
            Visual and Double Seam Examination Records
Post Process Container Handling
Glass Jars
      Container Structure
            Glass Container
            Metal Closure
      Vacuum Formation
      Vacuum Closures
      Closure Evaluation Requirements
            Visual Examination
            Physical Examination
            Visual and Physical Examination Records
      Other Quality Control Equipment
Retortable Pouch
      Container Structure and Sealing Method
      Critical Factors in Sealing
Semi-rigid Trays and Bowls
      Sealing Method
      Critical Factors in Sealing
      Container Defects- Pouches/Semirigid Containers/Heat Sealed
Packages
      Seam Evaluation Requirements
            Visual Seam Examination
            Physical Examination
            Visual and Physical Examination Records
Attachments
 

 Note: This document is reference material for investigators and other FDA personnel. The document does not bind FDA and does not confer any rights, privileges, benefits or immunities for or on any person(s).

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