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SOP for Destruction of Analytical Samples After Testing

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this SOP is to describe a procedure for the destruction of balance analytical samples after analysis and control samples.

RESPONSIBILITY
Chemist Quality Control shall be responsible for Destruction of the remaining unwanted Analytical samples after analysis.
Head - Quality Assurance shall be responsible for ensuring the destruction of samples as per the procedure.

ACCOUNTABILITY
Head – Quality Control

PROCEDURE
NOTE: 2% w/v solution of sodium hydroxide shall be used to inactivate samples before Disposal.

Tablets and Capsules:

Blend Analysis
  • After analysis, discard the balance sample of the tablets and capsules into a wet bin containing 2 % w/v solution of sodium hydroxide. Deface the label of polybag and discard the bag into waste bin after treating it with 2% w/v solution of sodium hydroxide

Bulk Analysis
  • After analysis, discard each and every capsule or tablet into the wet bin containing 2 % w/v solution of sodium hydroxide. Deface the label of poly bag and discard the bag into waste bin after treating it with 2% w/v solution of sodium hydroxide.


Finished Product Control Samples:
  • Cut the blisters / strip packs and take out the tablets / capsules and discard them into the wet bin containing 2% w/v solution of sodium hydroxide. Discard the empty blisters / strip packs into waste bin after treating it with 2% w/v solution of sodium hydroxide.

Dry syrups / powders and oral liquids.
  • Discard the powders / liquids in wet bin containing 2% w/v solution of sodium hydroxide. Deface the label on the bottle. Glass bottle shall be treated with 2 % w/v solution of sodium hydroxide before disposal to the vial / bottle crusher.

Raw Materials
  • After analysis, discard balanced sample of raw material into the wet bin containing 2 % solution of sodium hydroxide. Deface the label of polybag and discard into the waste bin.

Packaging Materials
  • After analysis, cut the material into pieces and it to scrap yard.
  • At the end of the day remove the wet bin from the laboratory premises and send it to the ETP to discard the waste.

TRAINING
Trainer -- Head – Quality Control
Trainee -- All departmental heads / Quality Control Personnel
Period -- One day

ANNEXURE
Nil.

REVISION HISTORY
Nil

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