1.1 This practice delineates procedures for Chain-of-Custody documentation to create an information link between the feedstock material included in a product and the product itself. The information link provides a means of tracking attributes of origin associated with the feedstock material and subsequently attributable to the product. 1.1.1 This practice describes two methods for Chain-of-Custody: a physical-separation method and a percentage-based method. 1.2 This practice is intended to be used together with the requirements specifying the attributes of origin, which are to be documented by the Chain-of-Custody. Requirements specifying the attributes of origin are not described in this standard. 1.3 This practice is not intended to replace other Chain-of-Custody procedures that may be used to track test samples or forensic evidence. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Chain of custody procedures are a necessary element in a program to assure accuracy of marketing claims related to source or feedstock materials. If the procedures outlined in this practice are followed, the chain of custody in respect to the product will be able to keep track of the sourcing of the product, eventually allowing a consumer to verify the marketing claims.
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The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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