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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:49 PM

Hi All,

 

We're going for SQF at the end of this year... Is there any standard against using aluminum for the frame of a packaging conveyor belt?  The equipment will only transfer containers after they have been sealed and the belt itself is food grade.  Any concerns with using aluminum?  I know it won't last as long, etc. but cost is an issue right now so just want to make sure it's not against any standard (SQF, FDA, etc).  Thanks!



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:23 PM

Nope, your good

 

Non food contact equipment just has to be capable of repeated cleaning and stay sanitary

 

I will add, galvanized might be cheaper and stronger...


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:27 PM

Don't remember seeing one of those in a long long time, however there is no restrictive on this for SQF.


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