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Health and Environmental Regulations

Why It is Important for the Metal Fabrication Industry to Comply with Health and Environmental Regulations


The metal fabrication industry, particularly the stainless steel and aluminium sector of that industry, is well ordered and enjoys meticulous oversight. The equipment this sector produces are designed to be fit for use in the food and beverage industry. However, having parts that are well engineered does not necessarily provide assurance that the parts and equipment will comply with the health and environmental regulations. The overall design of these machines is meant to be pleasing to the eye, but they also need to comply with all regulations.
The Responsibilities of the Industry
The fabrication industry enjoys quite a bit of crossover with the food and beverage industry, while stainless steel countertops are made to be tough and long-lasting, they are also built with health and environmental guidelines in mind. Bacteria is unable to stick to these surfaces, and that means that leftover bacterial residue is not an issue. The health and safety of those using the surfaces to prepare food and of those who consume that food is assured in this regard.
Focus on the Environment
The stainless-steel fabrication industry has managed to do quite well for itself globally. There is demand for their high-quality alloys and unparalleled finishes to be used in a variety of sectors. To ensure that environmental guidelines are being followed, the industry must strike a balance between catering to customers and ensuring that standards of environmental safety are upheld. This means that while the best finish and highest quality alloy grades are key to every production process, there is some tempering going on. The industry must take what is the moral high ground and ensure that all material is sourced from environmentally conscious sources. At Alfab Engineering, we ensure that happens every time. We source only from the best forging groups, but we don’t make concessions to finance morally dubious groups only to get better grade alloys.
Thinking of Health
Australians are protected from a wide variety of health risk thanks the Standard 3.2.3 Food Safety Requirements. This is like the FDA in America, and many nations have their own regulatory commissions that do basically the same thing. The goal of each of these is to help establish a set of guidelines that all food-related equipment be made to a specific set of standards. This helps promote a healthy environment and prevent foodborne illness.
Rulings that affect compliance target the kinds of equipment that is used in the food and beverage industry. They govern not only the small utensils, but also the large frying vats and everything else in between. Even the surfaces that food is prepared on must be governed by these rules, and that means that the stainless steel and aluminium fabrication industry must comply with these regulations when they make products for the food and beverage industry.

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