PDA Letter Article

A Not-So-Sweet Smell: Part I

by Siegfried Schmitt, PhD, and Anthony Newcombe, PhD, PAREXEL Consulting


A Review of Contamination Concerns for Wooden Pallets

[Editor's Note: Read Part II here.]

The humble wooden pallet continues to play a vital role in the pharmaceutical industry. Production materials and consumables transported to a production facility are often received and stored on wooden pallets before they are sampled, tested and transferred onto metal or molded plastic pallets for use in production areas. In addition, finished products leaving the production facility are often transferred back on to wooden pallets in the warehouse for shipping and distribution.