I have a manager who tells me our registrar auditor will write non-conformances for tags that are not completely filled out. See attached picture. I admit the tag we use is not the best for the application. It is used as a move tag. The heading "Accepted" is unfortunate because it implies verification of conformance, which is not what the tag signifies for us. We are using it only to identify product in containers that are separate from the container that has the traveler in it, and product in storage locations in the shipping department. I am told that entries on the tag must have applicable information written down, or be filled in "N/A" or lined out, they cannot be left blank. This is meant to be an "ISO requirement". I'm not finding that requirement, and I have checked with iso.org to see if there is guidance about that for document control or identification & traceability. I have found nothing yet. Is this one of those things that isn't really a requirement, but auditors who have a bugaboo for it continue to write it up? I have the auditor coming in for the big yearly audit in 5 weeks and I'd hate to be caught up on this. Anyone have any insight?
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