Product Sector:

Fresh Poultry

Project Objective:

A cost effective solution, with a quick return on investment whilst focussing on hygiene improvements. The elimination of bacteria was a strict requirement.

The Challenge:

To investigate the use of alternative contact surfaces for the movement of fresh poultry. There are inherent 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.

Our Solution:

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.

Results:

Each production run could be swabbed to a bug count of zero, in order to successfully pass the food hygiene standards. The serrated edge conveyors are very low maintenance, the monthly strip down and rebuild time was no longer required. Return on investment was only 20 weeks.

Finally, a solution that works for my production line.