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A primer on hygienically designed packaging machines: Part 2

Apr 13, 2021 10:42:52 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging Machines, safety, sanitation, cleaning, sterilization, hygienic

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The ongoing implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has made prevention a key buzzword in the packaging industry. One of the fundamentals of sanitation management is designing equipment to facilitate easy cleanable access to optimize effectiveness and efficiency, including access for sampling and inspection. Analogous to Dr. Demming’s often quoted precept, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it”, the rule in Hygienic design is “If you can’t see it, you can’t clean it or sample it.” 

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A primer on hygienically designed packaging machines

Apr 1, 2021 3:21:16 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging Machines, safety, cleaning, sterilization, hygienic

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In its simplest form, hygienic principles apply to two fundamental aspects of design: surfaces designed for contact with food products, and those not meant to be (non-contact). In general, surfaces meant to be in contact with food must be non-porous, smooth and impervious without cracks or crevices.

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