1.1 This document specifies common hygiene and cleanability requirements for machinery and machine components used in preparing and processing food for human (see informative Annex A) and, where relevant, animal feed processing to eliminate or minimize the risk of contagion, infection, illness or injury arising from this food to an acceptable level. It identifies the hazards which are significant to the use of such food processing machinery and describes design methods and information for use for the elimination or reduction of these risks.
Additional and/or deviant hygiene and cleanability requirements may be given in applicable C-standards for specific machines or categories of machinery.
NOTE – Separate hygiene and cleanability requirements are contained in other EU-Directives or -Regulations (see Bibliography).
Examples of hygiene risks and acceptable solutions are given in the informative Annex B.
This document may also be used for machinery, components or other equipment used for other purposes than food preparing or processing, if cleanability is required.
1.2 This document does not deal with the hygiene-related risks to operators arising from the use of the machine.
1.3 This document is not applicable to machines manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.