BSI has published BS EN 15774:2010, Food processing machinery. Machines for processing fresh and filled pasta (tagliatelle, cannelloni, ravioli, tortellini, orecchiette and gnocchi). Safety and hygiene requirements.
BS EN 15774 is a new standard that applies to machines for the processing of fresh and filled pasta, by mixing, kneading, dough sheet forming, pasta forming and pasteurising, as described in Clause 3. It applies to stationary and movable machines (not intended to be moved during operation), with a nominal capacity of not less than 25kg/h.
The standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations, and events when the machines falling within the scope of this standard are used as intended and under reasonably foreseeable conditions of misuse.
In line with the latest generation of machinery safety standards, it takes a life cycle approach, considering the hazards during the following phases of the machine's lifetime: transport, assembly and installation, commissioning, setting and adjusting, operation, cleaning, fault finding, maintenance, decommissioning, dismantling, disabling and scrapping.
BS EN 15774:2010, ISBN 978 0 580 61489 7, is available from the BSI website as a PDF or in paper format, priced £186 (or £93 for members of BSI).