SOP on Procedure for Checking of Strips / Blister and Overprinted Packing Materials.

  • Objective:To lay down a procedure for Checking of Strips / Blister and Overprinted Packing Materials.
  • Scope:This standard operating procedure is applicable for formulation plant of Pharmaceutical company.
  • Responsibility
    • Production Supervisor / Officer shall be responsible for implementation of this SOP.
    • Head-Production / designee shall be responsible for compliance of this SOP.
  • Accountability:
    • Head-Production and Head QA shall be accountable for compliance of this SOP.
  • Abbreviations and Definitions:
  • SOP –  Standard Operating Procedure
  • Procedure
    • Production Checkers those are employed for checking of strips and overprinted packing materials shall check strips / blisters / coded materials for all the possible defects.
      • Some of the examples of types of rejection on packing line are:
        • Coding rejection.
        • Due to text matter/hologram/smudging of ink over printed foil.
        • Rejected strips due to cutting.
        • Empty pocket rejection.
        • Pocket puncture rejection.
        • Sealing rejection.
        • Over heated strips.
        • Chipped / capped / broken tablets.
        • Improper forming of blisters.
        • Improper appearance / absence of hologram in the final blister strip.
      • Some of the examples of types of rejections on coded materials which are checked offline after over printing of cartons/ labels and online during packaging operation.
        • Due to printed text.
        • Supplier rejection
          • Pasting rejection
          • Lamination rejection
          • Unwanted spots
          • Dirty cartons / labels / cache covers.
          • Excessive gum
        • Overprinting (coding) rejection.
      • The production checkers who feel uneasy or complain of headache are unfit for checking.
      • The medical examination of all checkers should include the report of proper vision with or without glasses and colour blindness also.
      • Checkers those are employed for checking of strips and overprinted materials shall be replaced with other trained checkers alternatively after every two hours.
    • Forms and Records:
    • Nil
  • Distribution
    • Master Copy Documentation Cell (QA)
    • Controlled Copies Production, Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • History
DateRevision NumberReason for revision
00New SOP



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