Food & bev­er­age

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Main­tain­ing a san­i­tary food prepa­ra­tion en­vi­ron­ment is not only a le­gal re­quire­ment, it is also a mat­ter of safety and re­main­ing fi­nan­cially prof­itable.

Un­clean fa­cil­i­ties can lead to con­tam­i­na­tion and health and safety risks. The im­pact of ma­jor con­tam­i­na­tion or risk to con­sumers in this sec­tor would be a dis­as­ter for the lo­cal econ­omy, which em­ploys nearly one in five New Zealand work­ers, and also equates for over half of New Zealand mer­chan­dise ex­port earn­ings.1

How­ever, much of this can be pre­vented with Nil­fisk au­ton­o­mous clean­ers, which re­move the mar­gin for hu­man er­ror from the equa­tion.

Bi­o­log­i­cal and con­tam­i­na­tion is­sues are a sig­nif­i­cant rea­son for food safety fail­ures and can be in­tro­duced to the prod­uct from many sources in­clud­ing the food plant en­vi­ron­ment, em­ploy­ees, in­gre­di­ents and equip­ment. Ef­fec­tive san­i­ta­tion is one of the main tools food man­u­fac­tur­ers can em­ploy to en­sure food safety and re­duce or elim­i­nate the risk in many of these ar­eas.

Food pro­cess­ing guide­lines are in place to protect cos­tumers from con­tam­i­na­tion, in­clud­ing the on­go­ing clean­ing and main­te­nance of the fa­cil­ity.

In re­al­ity, the im­por­tance of san­i­ta­tion and food safety goes well be­yond just meet­ing any reg­u­la­tory stan­dards or guide­lines.

“Nil­fisk so­lu­tions are used by food com­pa­nies to im­prove pro­duc­tion ef­fi­ciency, in­crease safety, and main­tain the high­est level of hy­giene,” said John Too­lis, Sales Man­ager – Nil­fisk Floor Care. “By work­ing with such a vast range of food pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies across the globe, our so­lu­tions re­ally are driven by our in­ti­mate knowl­edge for the very spe­cific san­i­ta­tion re­quire­ments of dif­fer­ent food pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties and sec­tors. All of our so­lu­tions are ATEX cer­ti­fied and in com­pli­ance with GMP stan­dards to min­imise the danger of ex­plo­sions and as­sure a health­ier en­vi­ron­ment at the same time.”

There are var­i­ous types of equip­ment that have been de­vel­oped to be spe­cific to unique in­dus­tries within food pro­duc­tion.

Three key sec­tors and the unique re­quire­ments they have for food safety and hy­giene are high­lighted:

BAK­ERY AND FLOUR PRO­DUC­TION

Whether you are bak­ing bread, bis­cuits, cakes or sweets, there are three ba­sic needs that will en­sure the re­sults are of the high­est stan­dard, both in terms of prod­uct qual­ity and hy­giene – clean oven, pro­duc­tion hy­giene and main­tain­ing fa­cil­ity per­for­mance.

1. Clean Ovens

Reg­u­lar clean­ing of the ovens is not only part of a best hy­giene prac­tice, it also helps to min­imise fire haz­ards and un­wanted smoke. It also pro­motes bet­ter food qual­ity. The cleaner the oven, the bet­ter it will per­form, as there will be no food spills or crumbs us­ing the heat and im­pact­ing the taste and aroma of your food. ATEX, Ha­zloc, or IeCex Nil­fisk cer­ti­fied in­dus­trial vac­u­ums re­cover pro­duc­tion waste to elim­i­nate the risk of fires and ex­plo­sions.

2. Pro­duc­tion Hy­giene

Burnt crumbs, flour or other pro­duc­tion waste can con­tam­i­nate your prod­uct. Nil­fisk pro­duc­tion line clean­ers al­low mo­men­tum to con­tinue by con­tin­u­ally col­lect­ing pro­duc­tion waste, elim­i­nat­ing down­time and im­prov­ing hy­giene at ev­ery sta­tion. A con­stant cen­tralised spe­cialised Nil­fisk vac­uum sys­tem col­lects haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als be­fore they be­come a danger.

3. Fa­cil­ity Per­for­mance

The floor of any food pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity is typ­i­cally ex­posed to all sorts of food waste and by-prod­ucts. De­signed to main­tain a high level of hy­giene and quickly elim­i­nate dirt, while also in­creas­ing safety, Nil­fisk scrub­ber’s and dry­ers are ideal for the san­i­ta­tion of the pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity floor, while Nil­fisk com­bi­na­tion machines clean large ar­eas quicker than tra­di­tional machines.

COF­FEE PRO­DUC­TION

Thou­sands of cof­fee roast­ing plants in the world have cho­sen Nil­fisk pneu­matic con­vey­ors for han­dling pow­ders and gran­ules, says the com­pany.

Cof­fee roast­ing plants need to safe­guard the qual­ity of the prod­uct, pre­vent­ing the beans from break­ing and the organolep­tic prop­er­ties of the ground cof­fee from be­ing af­fected. Elim­i­nat­ing residues from the pro­duc­tion line and op­ti­mis­ing the move­ment of the pow­ders and gran­ules with­out af­fect­ing the costs is equally im­por­tant.

Nil­fisk pneu­matic con­vey­ors are de­signed for trans­fer­ring pow­ders and grains. Taken directly from bags, drums, big bags and other con­tain­ers, the cof­fee is re­leased at a cer­tain dis­tance, at the de­sired times and in the de­sired quan­ti­ties.

For com­plete au­to­ma­tion of the pro­duc­tion line, Nil­fisk of­fers an in­te­grated sys­tem of con­vey­ors for pro­cess­ing the cof­fee, from raw beans to roasted beans to cof­fee pow­der. The roast­ing, grind­ing and all the steps nec­es­sary to give the fin­ished prod­uct thus take place re­duc­ing the prod­uct ex­po­sure to ex­ter­nal agents, as­sur­ing the top level of hy­giene. Nil­fisk pneu­matic con­vey­ors are HACCP ap­proved. Fi­nally, hav­ing no mov­ing me­chan­i­cal com­po­nents, they have low main­te­nance costs and can be eas­ily and quickly cleaned.

MEAT PRO­DUC­TION

Dur­ing meat pro­cess­ing, clean­ing, dis­in­fec­tion and ster­il­i­sa­tion of equip­ment and tools takes place reg­u­larly and fre­quently. Nil­fisk pro­vides any ma­chine nec­es­sary for clean­ing floors and equip­ment after pro­cess­ing is fin­ished. The use of the right tools for a deep clean­ing and sani­tis­ing saves time, al­lows work in a clean en­vi­ron­ment, and com­ply with reg­u­la­tions.

Nil­fisk in­dus­trial vac­uum clean­ers are de­signed to re­cover meat, de­bris and liq­uids in slaugh­ter­houses and can sep­a­rate solids from liq­uids. After re­cov­ery, liq­uids can be quickly ex­pelled, and solid ma­te­ri­als can be re­moved separately.

Lo­cal sup­port with global back­ing, Nil­fisk have spent over a cen­tury de­vel­op­ing, test­ing and de­sign­ing in­dus­try spe­cific so­lu­tions. The above are just some ex­am­ples of so­lu­tions for the food and bev­er­age in­dus­try.

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info- ser­vices/sec­tors- in­dus­tries/ food- bev­er­age

DE­TAILS, NIL­FISK NEW ZEALAND 0800 408 080.

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