Bosch Packaging Technology has introduced an extended portfolio of liquid food filling and packaging machines to the North American market, compliant with 3-A Sanitary Standards (3-A SSI).
Recognized as the most detailed and stringent design guidelines available, the 3-A SSI – an independent, not-for-profit corporation – is specifically dedicated to advancing hygienic equipment design for the food industry.
Bosch’s Ampack carousel filling machine for dairy food in pre-formed bottles and cups was recently awarded the 3-A certificate, while the company is working on extending the certificate to its inline filling equipment in the near future.
“We see growing market demand in the U.S. for simplified cleaning, minimized risk of cross contamination and reduced product waste,” explains Markus Schlumberger, MD sales at Ampack, part of the Liquid Food product division at Bosch Packaging Technology.
“These needs determine our commitment to hygienically designed filling and packaging equipment specifically tailored to the North American market.”
As food safety regulations continue to strengthen, U.S. dairy producers are seeking ways to prevent product recalls.
The 3-A SSI certificate gives them an assurance that their product will be handled hygienically through the filling and packaging process, contributing to product quality and ultimately consumer safety.
Manufacturers also benefit from easy cleaning – a positive side effect of sanitary design, streamlined to have fewer areas that can trap food and cause contamination.
It is crucial that machines withstand vigorous cleaning and are self-draining, ultimately saving time and labor costs.