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Global Cleaning 2014

| IN PRACTICE | HYGIENE Where food is made or processed, there’s no compromising on hygiene – and that goes for cleaning, too. Photo: Haug Brushes Metal detectable brushes Keeping foreign matter out The food industry adheres to the highest standards. What goes for manufacturing food products also goes for cleaning hygiene–sensitive areas. The right equipment makes all the difference. This includes, for instance metal detectable brushes. added value is highly appreciated because they significantly reduce “Im purities and contaminants can find their way into food or the risk of impurities or contaminants finding their way into the pharmaceuticals not only during the manufacturing process, but process chain. Effective detection systems provide reliable also during maintenance or cleaning phases,” says Traudel Haug, protection against defective or unsafe products. Bottom line: fewer Managing Director of Haug Brushes in Konigsberg, just south of recalls, and maintaining tough HACCP standards and potential Augsburg in Bavaria. That is why the company developed metal regulations down the line becomes that much easier. detectable brushes and other specialized equipment. Magnetizing the brush and bristles ensures that metal detectors can spot chips There is no guarantee for 100% detection and splinters from contaminants or fiber particles. Today, Metal detection systems come in the most diverse designs and inte grating metal detecting systems designed especially for this technologies. Just as diverse are the possible types of impurities that purpose into food and pharmaceutical production systems has can be encountered and the way they can be removed. This aspect become a metter of course. alone underscores the importance of correctly calibrating metal So far, no legislation has been enacted to regulate the use of metal detecting systems. That is why this should only be done by the detectors in the food and pharma industries. Nevertheless, their manufacturer, emphasizes Traudel Haug. With regard to setting 36 GLOBAL CLEANING | April 2014  


Global Cleaning 2014
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