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ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee “Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs“

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee  “Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs“

 

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee  “Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs“

 

 

The national standards body of Germany (DIN) submits to ISO a proposal for the creation of a new Technical Committee on Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs“

 

Scope: Standardization of individual machine types and their accessories used in the foodstuffs supply chain, as well as processing systems and complete production lines consisting of these machines. The purpose of this proposed ISO/TC is to elaborate international standards addressing safety and hygiene aspects for machinery intended for the use with foodstuffs.

 

The objectives of these standards are the creation of

 

– a common international level of safety requirements according to occupational health and safety (OHS) and

– comprehensive requirements on the needed hygiene and hygienic design for machinery intended for use with foodstuffs.

 

All these machines process various raw materials and ingredients into intermediate food products and/or ready-to-eat food.

 

The work of the new ISO/TC shall focus on, but is not limited to the following machinery sectors: - bakery machinery and equipment; meat processing machinery and equipment; catering equipment; centrifuges for processing edible oil and fats; ice-cream machinery; pasta and cereals processing machines; bulk milk coolers; fish processing machinery; machinery and equipment for slaughterhouses.

 

Food industry is one of the biggest consumer-oriented markets. It is highly diverse due to the wide variety of food products. Over the years food machinery, highly automated appliances and system components have become more complex. Machinery standardization therefore needs an appropriate structure to comply with these technical developments. So far, there is no equivalent standardization program in ISO for machinery intended for use with foodstuffs.

 

For the food machinery sector there is obviously a lack of international standards describing the requirements for OHS and hygiene of machinery intended for the use with foodstuffs. The development of international standards for foodstuff machines in this proposed new ISO/TC is therefore urgently needed and will facilitate the safety at work in the food industry as well as the food safety for the consumer.

 

Anyone interested can send an opinion on the proposal, within 2019-10-05, by e-mail to expert Svetlana Gyurdzhilova – svetlana.gurjilova@bds-bg.org; phone 02/81 74 591

 

For more information see here.

16 Aug 2019