When it comes to the potential for cross contamination of products, we follow the tightest practices, ensuring our plants are fully segregated where necessary.
This means our customer have the maximum confidence in our capabilities and product quality.
ECPA guideline compliance – segregated plants
The ECPA (European Crop Protection Association) details guidelines for the formulation and packing of agrochemical products – please see here for the CropLife guide, which details the protocols involved.
In line with these ECPA rules and due to the nature of chemical potency, Safapac has two separate formulation plants for the production of herbicides and non-herbicides.
Further cross contamination prevention
To aid further with cross contamination avoidance at Safapac, we adhere to the following procedures:
- All containers are adequately identified and labelled
- All bins clearly identified and labelled
- A rigorous clean down procedure of equipment between campaigns – confirmed by analytical tests
- Traceability of all materials on site through our ERP system – prohibits the issuing of incorrect stock for a works order
- Easily comprehended written instructions for all production
- Use of Interchangeable parts is controlled
And in our herbicide-only unit:
- Inter-changeable parts – different fixings and pipework to ensure non-compatibility with non-herbicide plant
- Manufacturing personnel have dedicated and colour coded footwear, overalls and PPE
- Our engineers also have unit-specific tools for the segregated plants