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Food industry customers often ask us about the best way to clean up glass breakages and the resulting debris. Fortunately, Vikan has experienced Customer Service and Technical Sales Teams, and a dedicated Hygiene Team ready to help you with good practical advice about this.
Accidents sometimes happen – in food processing operations just like everywhere else, a bottle or glass jar falls from the production line, off a conveyor belt or out of the packaging, and smashes on the floor.
This has to be dealt with – and not just in any old way.
Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 sets out European food safety requirements.
It includes that food must not be released to market if it is in any way unsafe, i.e. if:
Global food safety standards also require glass control. If you work to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, you must be aware of requirement 4.9, which deals with product contamination of either chemical or physical nature.
Requirement 4.9 includes Clause 188.8.131.52, which states;
As a result, food industry customers often ask us about the best way to clean up glass breakages and the resulting debris.
Fortunately, Vikan has experienced Customer Service and Technical Sales Teams, and a dedicated Hygiene Team ready to help you with good practical advice about this.
We can help you with;
Our Vikan experts normally suggest;
There are a number of Vikan products we often recommend for this specific kind of task. Customers either choose all of these, or those that they think are most suitable for their particular business operations.
Choose the best products to have at hand, ready to deal with the situation in ways that comply with the all-important food safety requirements.
If you have questions on this subject, you’re more than welcome to contact me or your local Vikan contact.
Krister Johansson, Vikan Area Sales Manager Sweden - firstname.lastname@example.org
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