Many models of food processing mixers can be engineered and built with a sanitary design. Specifications that define a sanitary mixer reflect both industry standards and the mixing functions and cleaning procedures needed for a specific application. Industry standards for sanitary design for food equipment include: 1) FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for general sanitary design (CFR Title 21, Section 110.400) and 2) USDA/ 3A for dairy applications. 3A sanitary standards exist specifically for blending equipment, mechanical seals and homogenizers.
In general, sanitary mixers must be designed, installed and maintained to be adequately cleaned and preclude the adulteration of food products. Seams must be smoothly bonded and contact surfaces must be smooth, non-porous, corrosion-free and made of non-toxic materials. Stainless steel is generally the preferred metal for use on food contact surfaces. Agitator clearance, seals that prevent leakage and the incorporation of clean-in-place (CIP) and sterilization-in-place (SIP) capabilities are key sanitary concerns.
Industrial food mixers come in several different varieties and configurations. Click on the links below for more information or to request a quote for a sanitary mixer.
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