We know that for our food producers, the biggest priority is always the health and safety of their consumers. High standards of hygiene and sanitation are imperative at every stage of production, from the sourcing of ingredients, to the time the finished product reaches the consumer. We have therefore outlined five key areas of food hygiene in vacuum packaging, adhering to which will significantly lower your contamination risk in your food packaging process.
5. Go Oil-Free
Another option is to choose an oil-free vacuum pump. These have been specifically developed to meet the needs of manufacturers requiring only the highest air purity standards. Oil-free or dry technology vacuum pumps don’t require the same level of maintenance as oil-lubricated models, as there is no need to replace oil or filters. This also provides the added benefit of cutting down on costs over a pump’s lifetime. Another major advantage to an oil-free vacuum technology is that it doesn’t have to be removed to carry out maintenance. This means a dramatic reduction in equipment downtime and associated costs from oil, waste oil disposal or labour. With the focus on air quality only likely to increase as time goes on, there’s real potential for those operating in production sensitive environments to reap the rewards of oil-free vacuum pumps.