Contamination and hygiene issues pose a serious threat within the food manufacturing industry. The work environment and procedures need to be well up to standard to ensure protection against quality control with production, health of consumers, and business liability.
There are many options and customisations when considering a vacuum system for your business. It can be overwhelming trying to decipher which options are best for your business.
This blog post outlines a number of aspects that can be considered to ensure you’re getting the best out of your machine.
Attachments and accessories need to be made from high quality material relevant to its specific application to ensure cleanliness and effectiveness. That is, specific applications require accessories made of specific compounds. The Delfin accessories and attachments range is made from high quality polymeric materials. For example, nitrile rubber and silicone, which are suitable for food contact applications. Food grade stainless steel accessories are offered in conjunction as a high quality option when dealing with food. They offer optimum hygiene due to their resistance to oxidisation and corrosion.
The implementation of colour coded accessories is one of the simplest and most effective procedures for food manufacturers that want to avoid cross contamination. The concept is a simple and economic control measure which has been developed using the guidelines of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) to ensure maximum control. The concept can be adjusted to suit your requirements and can be set out however best see fit for your business and current processes. That is, colour coded accessories can identify:
- A specific food or ingredient
- A work area
- A special application in the work flow
This option is a proactive approach to safety and compliance, especially
when workload interferes with keeping ahead on regulations and rising
concerns regarding business liability.
Depending on your application, the choice of vacuum motor comes into play. Often a brushless motor is best option, especially if manufacturing food that produces a combustible dust hazard. That is, when dealing with many common ingredients such as flour, sugar, spices, raw grain or powdered milk. Brushless motors offer complete safety when dealing with such ingredients as their dust will not come into contact with the motor, which creates an explosion. You can learn more about brushless machines here.
At Australian Industrial Vacuum, we offer a range of options and accessories to aid your business with simple measures to ensure safety against cross contamination. No matter your system, it can be customised to suit your specific needs. Find out how we can assist your business today on 03 8597 3376.