The following are examples of packaging material defects rendering products unfit for human food and animal feed use:
If the seam has been placed under tension or has otherwise been disturbed so it may have disrupted the hermetic seal. All such substantially damaged glass or can containers of distressed food shall be stored at a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit or above for a period not less than 30 days. All such containers which develop internal decomposition or gas formation shall be deemed to have an unacceptable hermetic seal.
Internal decomposition or formation of gas which causes the condition known in the trade as swells, flippers, and springers.
All cans of distressed food contained in cans which have a fracture of the metal body or cover of the can.
All leaking cans of distressed food distressed food contained in perforated cans.
A tread line or cord-like glass appendage inside glass containers which could result in glass contamination of the product.
MS s 31.101
September 23, 2013