SS-EN-12331 Food processing machinery - Mincing machines - Safety and hygiene requirements

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1.1 This European Standard specifies requirements for the design and manufacture of mincing machines (see Figures 1a and 1b) used in a stationary position. The machines covered by this European Standard are used for size reduction of fresh or frozen meat, meat products and fish (hereinafter referred to as product) by cutting in a set of cutting tools. Mincing machines for domestic uses are not included in this European Standard. Filling mincers are covered by EN 12463 “Food processing machinery – Filling machines and auxiliary machines – Safety and hygiene requirements”. This European Standard applies only to machines that are manufactured after the date of issue of this European Standard. Mincing machines in connection with using a hold-to-run foot switch are not covered by this European Standard. This European Standard covers: - mincing machines used in shops and preparation rooms; - mincing machines used in kitchens where sausages are prepared; - mincing machines used industrially; - accessories. The extent to which hazards are covered, is indicated in this European Standard. For other hazards which are not covered by this European Standard, machinery should comply with EN ISO 12100:2010 where applicable. This European Standard is not dealing with specific requirements for the control of mincing machines with foot switch. 1.2 This European Standard covers the following types: - mincing machine with feed tray, feed intake and pusher, diameter ≤ 52 mm on feed intake (see Figure 3); - mincing machine with feed tray, feed intake, restrictor plate and pusher, diameter > 52 mm on feed intake (see Figure 4); - mincing machine with feed intake hopper and cover, screw conveyor, with 1) or without mixing screw in feed intake hopper (see Figure 5); - mincing machine with feed intake hopper, with or without cover, screw conveyor, with ) or without mixing screw in the feed intake hopper, with loading device (continuously or discontinuously). Mincing machines comprise a ...

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SS-EN 12331:2015

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Sept. 13, 2015



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EN 12331:2015(IDT)