Food Industry

Food Industry Code of Practice for the supply of compressed air

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have recently prepared a Food Industry Code of Practice for the supply of compressed air.
This code of practice has been developed to clarify and regulate the use of compressed air that is used in any part of the "farm to table" production process.

The new Code of Practice not only considers compressed air that is used in direct contact with food production but also compressed air that does not come into contact with the food product but forms part of the production process.

The Food Industry has faced increasing pressure in recent times to adhere to extremely high standards of hygiene and health & safety when preparing food produce. As such the use of oil lubricated compressors in the food production process has from time to time come under attack and caused widespread concern. This new Code clearly identifies best practice for using compressed air within such processes. The Code clearly confirms that both; oil lubricated (using Food Grade lubricant) as well as oil free compressors are acceptable methods of generating compressed air for use in the Food Industry.

BOGE manufactures a comprehensive range of oil lubricated and oil free screw compressors suitable for operation in the food industry along with a food grade lubricant suitable for those end users operating oil lubricated compressors.

The BCAS/BRC Food Industry Code of Practice for the supply of compressed air booklet is available from BOGE and priced at £25.
To order your copy or for more information contact BOGE on telephone:
+44 (0) 1484 719921 or email your request here.
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