Are You Meeting FSCR Requirements?
As part of ongoing food regulatory initiatives, the Government of Canada has been taking action to strengthen Canada’s world-class food safety system with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The Safe Food for Canadians Act consolidated 14 sets of Regulations into one. These Regulations implemented targeted improvements to the food system to overcome the risks and challenges posed by the speed, volume and complexity of present-day food production. The Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019.
The three main components of the SFCR are
- Traceability, and
- Preventative Controls
Furthermore, In the USA, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) tasked food and beverage processors across the nation, including importers, to ensure their manufacturing equipment was compliant with various strict sanitation guidelines. Similar to the Canadian SFCR, the FSMA has elements that are focused on preventative controls and traceability.
Unfortunately, many operations continue to fall short of these sanitary standards.
Wilden® Saniflo™ Hygienic™ Series (HS) AODD Pumps and Pure-Fuse Diaphragms are the perfect combination for eliminating contamination and lowering the risk of a foodborne illness.
Wilden® Saniflo™ Series Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps and Pure-Fuse Diaphragms offer superior cleanability and higher performance, making them the perfect combination for hygienic applications. Patented Pure-Fuse diaphragms technology incorporates a one-piece design that eliminates product-trap areas between the outer piston and diaphragm that can harbor bacteria, a critical consideration for hygienic applications. This patented design also provides an unbroken fluid-contact surface for exceptional clean-in-place (CIP) capability and reduced contamination risks.
In addition to meeting or exceeding the highest standards in the industry such as 3-A, FDA CFR 21.177, 1935/2004/EC, USP Class VI, ATEX, and CE, Saniflo HS pumps provide significant operational advantages that enhance cleanability and efficiency, including:
Free-Draining Flow Path optimizes performance and enables CIP capability while lowering the risk of cross-contamination or compromised finished product that may lead to costly recalls.
- Pure-Fuse Diaphragms one-piece design alleviates contamination concerns by eliminating product-trap areas that can harbour bacteria.
- Optional Swivel Stand for ease of maintenance, cleaning and faster changeovers between batches.
- Food and Beverage
- Prepared Food and Sauces
- Poultry and Dairy
- Sweeteners and Acids
- Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics
Does Your Company Comply with Food Traceability Requirements?
Does your company comply with the food traceability requirements established in the CFIA’s Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR) and the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? These regulations highlight the need for a modern, coordinated approach to food traceability to help reduce foodborne illness, build consumer trust, and avoid overly broad recalls.
How Can BIOCOR Pumps Help
Because every component of the Almatec BIOCOR Series pump has a heat stamp to indicate the location, date, and batch of manufacture — helping establish key data elements for food traceability.
Additionally, BIOCOR Series pumps are EHEDG certified, conform to EC1935/2004, FDA, USP Class VI and ATEX requirements, and feature a specially designed fluid path that enables CIP and SIP capabilities. They also provide superior containment, be drained entirely without being disassembled or removed from the application, and incorporate housing parts containing no horizontal areas.
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