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Food Safety Equipments for Food processing units

Updated on September 12, 2009
Food processing units need to install certain food safety equipment s in their production shop floor to prevent their product from being contaminated from foreing matters as well as have equipment s which prevent microbes infecting food product . Apart from good hygiene and sanitation in plants operations require certain food safety equipments and accessories .
Following are major food safety equipments 
Metal detectors 
These are installed to detect metal and non metal contamination .Metal particles as small as 0.75 mm can be detected.Depending upon the conveyor various sizes are available with options of metal detector for wet dough as well as metal detector for dry finished products. 
These are required to sift foreign matters in flour , sugar and other ingredients.Sizes are from 20 -35 microns.
These are installed in various places to ensure the that raw material are free from metallic particles.
Filters for liquid ingredients as well as water are installed in various places .These prevents liquid ingredients from being contaminated. Different types of filter are available as per requirement . 
Keep the environment free from microbes and other germs. 
Air Curtains 
Provides air barriers to insects and dust. Various types of air curtains are available as per span of the passage . two , three blowers with different velocities
PVC Curtains 
Act as barriers to Insects dust. Normally transparent with thickness of 3 mm/2mm to width of 50mm to 200mm are available in the market 
Hand and Foot washer 
Washing of hand and foot for personal hygiene 
Colored Scoops
Other instruments like thermometer , pressure gauge , hygrometer , are required to monitor product and raw material quality . 


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