CEN - EN 12852
Food processing machinery - Food processors and blenders - Safety and hygiene requirements
|Publication Date:||1 May 2001|
|ICS Code (Plants and equipment for the food industry):||67.260|
This European Standard specifies the safety and hygiene requirements for the design and manufacture of food processors and blenders.
It applies to food processors and blenders having a bowl which is stationary while the food is being processed.
The total volume of the bowl is less than or equal to 150 l.
The machines covered by this standard are intended to carry out various types of operations such as: mincing, mixing, blending, whipping, using a large number of products and raw materials, and which are used in food and catering industries such as restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and pubs.
This European Standard specifies all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to food processors and blenders, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
This European Standard deals with the hazards which can arise during commissioning, operation, cleaning, removal of food blockages, feeding, changing the tools, maintenance and decommissioning of the machine.
This standard does not apply to:
- domestic machines;
- machinery dedicated to food industrial processing (e.g. pet food, cannery industry, industrial meat processing).
Small machines called "shakers" which are dedicated to blending liquid, with an impellor, usually driven from above are excluded.
This European Standard is not applicable to food processors and blenders which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.