39. When filling food product there is higher sanitary standard needed. Then what are the points to choose the suitable filling machine for food product?
When producing the food product by packaging equipment, the sanitary standard is the main concern and needs to comply with the food-grade standard, for the food will be eaten to go inside the human body. The filling parts which will have contact with food liquid which needs to be made of food-grade certified material and we use food- grade SUS304 and SUS 316(for specific liquid) as well as the O rings and spacers are adopted by the food-grade silicone which also has the material certification.
It should not be rough and uneven in the surface to cause residual liquid when contacting with liquid. It must be smooth on the surface or the residual liquid will breed bacteria. We have already had professional experience for the food-grade filling machine manufacturing comply with GMP standard.
Neostarpack also pays much attention to the cleaning process as an important part for machine designing. There are two situations need to clean the machine completely.
One is when a production round is over and needs to stop and wait for the next production round, the machine needs to be cleaned to prevent bacterial breeding. The other one is when you have more than one filling liquids and use the same filling machine for production, hence, you will need to clean the machine to prevent cross-contamination problem caused. So we have designed our machine parts to be easy-take off for fast cleaning. Also make all the electronic parts be internal set-up to prevent being splashed by the water. Additionally, we choose water-proof electronic parts to prevent this problem happening. Most important, we use internal cleaning device, just need to pour the water in the hopper and choose the high-speed cleaning mode, the machine will automatically wash out the residual liquid in the filling tube. We adopt high sanitary standard for cleaning in machine designing to make our food product filling machines comply with Food GMP.