Article from LevnedsmiddelBladet 4 - 2017
For food businesses, there are a wide range of preventive rules in the field of hygiene and device design which must be observed in order to ensure health conditions to consumers.
High standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the food industry place greater demands on food producers, who are responsible for ensuring that there are no health risks to consumers when they consume food. Bacteria are everywhere, but it becomes critical if they have a negative impact on food safety. As a result, it is essential that food producers ensure effective cleaning.
NTF-Aalborg specialises in the production of hygienic and easy-to-clean stainless steel process equipment. The products meet the strict requirements of the food industry. The product range includes solutions for smoking, cooking, pasteurising, freezing and thawing, including smoking trolleys, wire grids, processing grids, wire baskets, meat hooks and smoking sticks. All products feature a specially designed hygienic design that combines design and function with a focus on efficient cleaning and easy everyday operation.
Denmark leads the way
In Denmark, a high level of food safety exists and its development continues to increase. NTF-Aalborg operates a lot on the export market and often experiences how much foreign customers appreciate hygienic and cleanable equipment. Sales Director at NTF-Aalborg, Jørgen Ravn, has no doubt that Denmark is making a positive difference abroad.
- The focus on food safety is generally increasing - also internationally. This is felt when we trade with foreign countries, where there is increasing demand for hygienic process equipment in hygienic design, and here we have a strong position as an equipment manufacturer, which is partly due to the strong Danish food industry, which has always made great demands and challenged us as suppliers of production equipment to the food industry. This has ensured our continuous development," says Jørgen Ravn.
Stainless steel only
There are a number of rules and guidelines that the equipment and fixtures that may be used in food establishments must be hygienically sound, and here stainless steel is a very suitable material.
- We always use stainless round steel when producing for the food industry. The material is smooth and corrosion-resistant, and when combined with our easy-to-clean design and production method, including clean and smooth welds, we ensure that bacteria and other impurities cannot attach themselves, continues Jørgen Ravn.
All food producers in Denmark must comply with food hygiene rules, and they are required to carry out self-checking. All this helps to ensure food safety in the best possible way.