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New basic concepts for hygiene and cleanability of food processing machinery and new safety and hygiene requirements for rotary rack ovens and slicing machines

EN 1672-2:2020 Food processing machinery - Basic concepts - Part 2: Hygiene and cleanability requirements

Date of Availability (DAV)      23.12.2020

EN 1672-2 specifies hygiene and cleanability requirements for machinery and machine components used in preparing and processing food for human and, where relevant, animal feed processing to eliminate or minimize the risk of contagion, infection, illness or injury arising from this food to an acceptable level. It identifies the hazards which are significant to the use of such food processing machinery and describes design methods and information for use for the elimination or reduction of these risks.

Additional and/or deviant hygiene and cleanability requirements may be given in applicable C-standards for specific machines or categories of machinery.

NOTE Separate hygiene and cleanability requirements are contained in other EU-legislative acts.

This standard may also be used for machinery, components or other equipment used for other purposes than food preparing or processing, if cleanability is required.

It does not deal with the hygiene-related risks to operators arising from the use of the machine and it is not applicable to machines manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.

 

EN 1673:2020 Food processing machinery - Rotary rack ovens - Safety and hygiene requirements

Date of Availability (DAV)      02.12.2020

EN 1673:2020 specifies safety and hygiene requirements for the design and manufacture of rotary rack ovens which can be used with one or more mobile racks.

These ovens are intended for professional use in the food industry and workshops (bakeries, pastry-making, etc.) for the batch baking of foodstuffs containing flour, water and other ingredients and/or additives.

This standard applies to ovens used only for food products except for those containing volatile flammable ingredients (volatile organic compound, e.g., alcohol, oil, …) and ovens where the steam is generated by an evaporation process of drinking water on hot surfaces.

The following machines are excluded:

  • experimental and testing machines under development by the manufacturer;
  • machines for non-professional uses.

This standard covers the technical safety requirements for the transport, installation, operation, cleaning and maintenance of these machines.

It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to rotary rack ovens when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.

The following hazards are not covered by this document:

  • hazards from the use of gaseous fuel by gas appliances;
  • hazards arising from electromagnetic compatibility issues;
  • hazards from the use of trays made of or coated by silicone;
  • hazards due to dismantling, disabling and scrapping.

This document does not deal with noise emitted by the machine and is not applicable to rotary rack ovens which were manufactured before the date of its publication as an EN.

 

EN 1974:2020 Food processing machinery - Slicing machines - Safety and hygiene requirements

Date of Availability (DAV)      25.11.2020

EN 1974:2020 specifies the safety and hygiene requirements for the design and manufacture, installation, training, use, cleaning and maintenance of slicing machines which are fitted with a motor-driven blade of more than 150 mm in diameter, provided with a product support.

These types of slicing machines are intended to be used in shops, restaurants, supermarkets, canteens, etc. to slice foodstuffs.

This standards deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to slicing machines, when they are used as intended by the manufacturer.

This document applies to the hazards arising during all the phases of the life of the machine as described in EN ISO 12100:2010, 5.4.

Automatic industrial slicing machines covered by EN 16743:2016 are excluded from the scope of this document.

This document covers the following types of slicing machines:

-           horizontal feed slicing machine (see Figure 1);

-           gravity feed slicing machine (see Figure 2).

Both types can have an either hand-operated or power-operated carriage to move the product towards the blade.

They both can be fitted with manual or automatic devices to receive and convey the slices away from the machine.

All these types can also be provided with a scale.

This document applies to machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of this document.

 

Standard with a previous version harmonised under Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

EN 1672-2:2005+A1:2009 Food processing machinery - Basic concepts - Part 2: Hygiene requirements

EN 1673:2000+A1:2009 Food processing machinery - Rotary rack ovens - Safety and hygiene requirements

EN 1974:1998+A1:2009 Food processing machinery - Slicing machines - Safety and hygiene requirements

 

 

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