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14.19 The purchase, handling and control of primary and printed packaging materials should be as for starting materials.
14.20 Particular attention should be paid to printed packaging materials. They should be stored in secure conditions so as to exclude the possibility of unauthorized access. Roll feed labels should be used wherever possible. Cut labels and other loose printed materials should be stored and transported in separate closed containers so as to avoid mix-ups. Packaging materials should be issued for use only by designated personnel following an approved and documented procedure.
14.21 Each delivery or batch of printed or primary packaging material should be given a specific reference number or identification mark.
14.22 Outdated or obsolete primary packaging material or printed packaging material should be destroyed and its disposal recorded.
14.23 All products and packaging materials to be used should be checked on delivery to the packaging department for quantity, identity and conformity with the packaging instructions.