Since food belts are permanently in contact with food during processing, they need to be Food Safe. Any migration of chemical substances into the food needs to be limited and strictly controlled.
To ensure that consumer health is protected, and to avoid any contamination of the foodstuff, Ammeraal Beltech offers a complete range of friction-drive and positive-drive belts, all in full compliance with:
As a leading global belting company, Ammeraal Beltech approaches the market with products that meet EC, EU and FDA Food Grade levels. A number of our products also comply with USDA and NSF Food Grade standards. In addition, we are fully familiar with preventative systems to improve your Food Safety, and in particular with the method named HACCP, which stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points.
With HACCP, the complete food production process is examined for potential physical, chemical and microbiological hazards. By uncovering and reacting to any health risks that might exist during preparation, processing, packaging and distribution, product safety is greatly increased. HACCP is not mandatory for all food industries; it is, however, being increasingly applied to other industries such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. HACCP is built into the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System (FSMS). The difference between the two systems is that there is a broader focus in ISO 22000 in that it also incorporates the quality management principles of ISO 9001.
Please check Food Safety Solutions for helpful examples to support your own HACCP programs.
Setting the Food Safety standard in belting technology for the Food Industry
Ammeraal Beltech is a member of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG), a consortium of equipment manufacturers, food industries, research institutes and public health authorities with the common aim of promoting hygiene during the processing and packing of food products. Ammeraal Beltech fully understands the importance of Food Safety and supports the Food Industry with consultancy regarding risk management in the area of food contamination.
Ask your local Ammeraal Beltech office for more detailed information.