Cleaning of Dispensing and Sampling Tools

Cleaning of Dispensing and Sampling Tools

Cleaning of Dispensing and Sampling Tools

Objective

  • To lay down a procedure for Cleaning of Dispensing and Sampling Tools after dispensing and sampling activities respectively.

Scope

  • This standard operating procedure is applicable for Cleaning of Dispensing and Sampling Tools

Responsibility

  • Trained Worker shall be responsible for cleaning of Dispensing/Sampling Aids.
  • Store & QC personnel shall be responsible for checking of dispensing and sampling tools cleanliness as per SOP.

 Accountability

  • Store In charge, Quality Control Head and Quality Assurance Head shall be accountable for implementation of this SOP.

Abbreviations and Definitions

  • SOP                             :            Standard Operating Procedure
  • Sampling Tools        :           All the devices used for the sampling purpose i.e. Spatulas, Spoons and Sampling Rod etc.
  •  IPA                             :           Iso Propyl Alcohol

Procedure

Sampling Tools

 

  • After dispensing or sampling activities, wrap the tools with butter paper / polyethylene sheet along with “TO BE CLEANED” label and transfer to washing area.
  • Clean the total surface of tools with running potable water.
  • Finally rinse with purified water.
  • Allow to drain the water from the tools and wipe with clean wet (with 70% IPA) lint free cloth. Wipe the tools with clean, dry lint free cloth.
  • Check visually for the cleaning of the device and re-clean if required / found dirty.
  • After dispensing/sampling of each batch, the above mentioned cleaning procedure for dispensing and sampling tools shall be followed.
  • The cleaned sampling device shall be wrapped with clean aluminum foil/butter paper/polythene.
  • After cleaning ‘Cleaned Label’ shall be affixed.
  • The cleaned sampling device shall be kept in respective areas.
  • The cleaning details shall be recorded as per Annexure – I.
  • The cleaned sampling device shall be used within five days. If not, re-cleaning shall be done.

Forms and Records (Annexures)

  • Cleaning Record of Dispensing & Sampling Tools –      Annexure I

Distribution

  • Master copy      –      Quality Assurance
  • Controlled copies –      Stores, Quality Control, Quality Assurance

History

Annexure I

Cleaning Record of Dispensing & Sampling Tools

Prepared byChecked byApproved by
Deptt. HeadHead QA
Sign & Date
Name
Designation
Effective Date:                                                                                Next Review Date:
AREA: Dispensing Booth (ID No.  ______________) / Sampling Booth (ID No. __________)
DateProduct NameBatch No.Dispensing / Sampling ToolsDone byChecked byRemarks

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