SS-EN-12331+A2 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 1 and 2) used in a stationary position. The machines covered by this standard are used for size reduction of fresh or frozen meat, meat products and fish by cutting in a set of cutting tools. Mincing machines for domestic uses are not included in this standard. Filling mincers are covered by EN 12463 "Food processing machinery - Filling machines and auxiliary machines - Safety and hygiene requirements".This standard applies only to machines that are manufactured after the date of issue of this standard. Mincing machines in connection with using a hold to run foot switch are not covered by this 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 where applicable. This European Standard is not dealing with specific requirements for the control of mincing machines with foot switch.

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Revised Machinery Directive

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SS-EN 12331+A2:2010

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Publication Date

July 13, 2010



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International Equivalent

EN 12331:2003+A2:2010(IDT)