In dairies, the confectionery industry, in frozen food and ready meal production, in meat and fish processing or in canteen kitchens – hoses are used as flexible transport connections wherever foodstuffs are handled and processed. To prevent the foodstuffs from being contaminated, regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004, known as the framework regulation, and regulation EC 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice apply to hoses and all machinery and objects that come into contact with foodstuffs.
As per these regulations, the inner lining of the hoses should conform to recommendation XXI of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the directives of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to the company, ContiTech food hoses are designed to meet all national and international hygiene standards. As required by law, the hoses can be cleaned and, in certain circumstances, disinfected or sterilized thanks to an inner lining that is extruded and not wound, manufactured with high-quality materials and subjected to comprehensive quality controls during production.
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