Stainless Steel Conveyor Belts Help Keep Food Safe

//Stainless Steel Conveyor Belts Help Keep Food Safe

There have been a number of recalls for the food processing industry recently. While some recalls were issued because of poor inspection processes that led to bacterial contamination, others were recalled because of poor quality equipment and the resulting contamination.

Of course, any recall is going to devastate a manufacturer. Recalling materials after they have been contaminated is incredibly expensive, and it means that a lot of product has to be discarded. Those disposing of the product have to use very strict safety protocols to protect themselves. The biggest problem with contaminated food is the risk it poses to the customers and how that can affect the business, if consumers become ill because of contaminated food.

Food processing companies have to watch for the problems with the equipment, and if they are using low quality equipment, then that can cause food contamination. Rubber or plastic conveyor belts and fraying components can create contaminants that make their way into the food. These low-quality parts can produce gases as well, which spread to the foods and cause contamination. If a food processing plant uses conveyor belts made of rubber or plastic, then these may be infested with contagions and allergens, since they often crack or pit and house contaminants for long periods of time.

Stainless Steel Is the Best Material to Use in Food Processing If food processing businesses use an endless metal belt, they can benefit from the belt’s nonporous surface, which is great at repelling bacteria.
The conveyor belts made from stainless steel are known for being long-lasting and very accurate. They do not produce gas (a process called outgassing), and they don’t require lubrication, so there is minimal risk of flavouring contamination.

They also do not fray like rubber belts would, further reducing the risk of contamination. When you use stainless steel conveyor belts, it is easy to keep the area sanitised and clean. Because the belt is non-porous, it resists bacteria and creates a very

clean surface for moving food products along. Stainless steel belts resist high temperatures and are unlikely to corrode. This makes them easy to clean using high-pressure washes, high-pressure steam and colouring washes. Our stainless steel conveyor belts are made to be easy to use so that you spend less time cleaning and maintaining them.

Improve Efficiency and Output

Stainless steel conveyor belts can be very versatile, and you can have perforations or a non-stick coating added. These additions can increase efficiency and the quality of your products. If you want more precise placement indexing, then additional attachments can be fitted to the conveyor belts. Every stainless still belt is able to resist corrosion and the damage caused by high temperature operations, giving your business a safer, more reliable conveyor belt than many of the other available options.

If you want better quality product, an efficient conveyor system and a sanitary environment for food products, then you should be using stainless steel conveyor belts. These can be easily integrated into your current operations, upgrading your existing conveyor belts with our specially engineered belts. We can custom fit a belt to your specific needs to work with frozen food product lines, raw meat and more. Metal conveyor belts work very well for handling edible products as well as
for cooking and freezing food products of all kinds.

If your current food processing system is causing issues for you, then give us a call. We have the solution for you.

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