No one who cares about their nutrition and health can ignore high-profile headlines about food contamination, recalls, and even casualties resulting from food-borne contaminants. And no company that produces food for mass distribution wants to appear in those headlines. People deserve safe food – that’s inarguable. But consider the plethora of pathogens and allergens ready to attack at any point in the supply chain. With more than 7 billion people to feed, food manufacturers and regulatory agencies worldwide face a monumental challenge to keep the food supply safe.
There's No Safe Food Without Safe Processing and Packaging
Media, governments and the food industry itself are all calling for more rigorous sanitation in all aspects of food packaging. In the U.S., the latest and most sweeping mandate for reform in hygiene is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011, which requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create and enforce new rules for safer food manufacturing and more effective facility inspection. You can read more about this in our Food Safety Regulatory Requirements white paper.
Many Stakeholders with a Shared Goal: Cleanliness
Complementing regulatory regimes in the U.S. and around the world, the food industry itself has taken increasing responsibility for ensuring safety and quality. Food producers and packagers are confronted by a bewildering variety of food safety initiatives and organizations, including SQF (Safe Quality Food), GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), BRC (British Retail Consortium), FFSC (Foundation for Food Safety Certification) and many others. With a deep understanding of your industry’s hygienic requirements, Kollmorgen is uniquely positioned to help you meet all these regulatory mandates and certification hurdles.
Clean It Faster. Make It Last Longer
High-pressure washdowns and harsh cleaning chemicals with wide-ranging pH values are becoming the industry norm, particularly for wet-process foods. Kollmorgen leads the industry with stainless steel, food-grade, washdown-ready servo systems and gearheads rated for ingress protection up to IP69K. They’re designed for faster cleaning time – with no disassembly, no separate housing or shielding and no seams or separate nameplates where pathogens can hide.
And they’re designed with robust materials and advanced sealing systems, so they last through many years of high-pressure washdowns and caustic chemicals while maintaining superior performance. That’s why we offer a warranty against water ingress – or any other failure – that’s twice as long as the industry standard.
What’s ahead? Kollmorgen continues to innovate with IP69K steppers, servos and direct drive motors as well as faster ways to clean our products. Because we believe food safety, product innovation and machine performance all contribute to your business success.