Design for hygiene

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Food Contact Materials legislation and Certificates of Compliance, about Hygienic Design and about whose responsibility it is to make sure that the relevant laws have been complied with. The materials (particularly the synthetics) which a drinks producer allows to come into contact with his product must all meet Article 3 of the Framework Regulation (and be certified as doing so) and yet food business operators commonly assume that it is the manufacturer of the equipment who is responsible for making sure that they do. But it’s not that simple. The buck actually stops with the food business operator — he might not have carried out the necessary leaching/migration testing himself but he certainly should be able to document that he provided all the technical information which the manufacturer would require to do so and he should be ensuring that proper testing has been done and the results certificated to EC standards.) “But I told him that it was for food use” is not good enough!

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Eric Partington