A cost effective solution, with a quick return on investment whilst focussing on hygiene improvements. The elimination of bacteria was a strict requirement.
To investigate the use of alternative contact surfaces for the movement of fresh poultry. There are attendant hygiene problems associated with this product sector. The issues of poor hygiene; costly maintenance and the pyramid effect whereby the effect of a mound being dumped onto the belt can be alleviated by the use of the serrated edge vibratory conveyor.
By utilising a new stainless steel serrated finish, we were able to ensure the smooth conveying of fresh poultry. Risks to the product stream from campylobacter, e-coli, listeria were eradicated by the switch of traditional belt conveyors to vibratory conveyors.
Each production run could be swabbed to a zero-bug count, which was the number audit requirement. The serrated edge conveyors are very low maintenance, the monthly strip down and rebuild time was no longer required.