FP - Abrasion


  • A major defect if pronounced (A penetration deeper than the outer layer).
  • A minor defect if slight (A penetration only the outer layer).


An abrasion is a scratch through any of the layers of the package.


  1. The pouches were manually scraped on the retort racks, other equipment or other pouches.
  2. Pouches rotated or shifted over top of one another (for example, if unrestrained in retorts or in bulk packaging).
  3. Plastic was left on the sealing bar from previous sealing.