Food & Beverage

Food Safety Compliance

Air quality in the production of food is a growing concern for clients and the consumers of their products. Stringent legislation places emphasis on hygiene in the food industry. Efficient air filtration systems (filters and air recirculation systems) can reduce the levels of microorganisms in the air. 

Whether a client is manufacturing hard candy, coated gum, or bread, Cobeal supplies filter systems for indoor climate control in all types of applications. We design and sell pioneering IAQ systems and clean room solutions for the food industry. 

Compliance Standards 

  • Fighting against microbiological contamination 
  • Compliance with VDI 6022 and ISO 846: inert raw materials against microbial growth
  • Food certification for components that come into contact with the product
  • Compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 for all products related to the food industry
  • Products that meet HACCP risk requirements (hazardous analysis and critical control points) 
  • Filter, labeling, identification and traceability 
  • Guaranteed filtration efficiency level in accordance with EN 779:2012 guaranteed filtration efficiency

Solutions

Limiting microbiological contamination 

  • cleanability 
  • decontaminability 
  • moisture control

Resistance to corrosion

  • use of stainless-steel materials, plastics, polyester resin ... 
  • consistent solution with HACCP (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point) risk level
  • traceability, identification and labeling of filters
  • guaranteed efficiency in accordance with current standards

Rapid development of processes and production 

  • modularity, flexibility and progressive nature of IAQ solutions
  • easy and safe to use

Quick and efficient maintenance 

  • accessibility 
  • simple installation of filters
  • easy to handle

Access for in-situ testing

  • Access for in-situ testing is custom-designed on request. 

Food safety compliance certificates

  • For some components close to the process, Cobeal is able to provide food contact certification documents

Sustainability ♻ Energy Savings

Cobeal develops IAQ solutions to help our customer improve indoor air quality for the lowest possible energy cost. Our solutions protect people, processes and the environment from air pollution, while reducing their carbon footprint, in a profitable way. 

Sustainable buildings reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by: 

  • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
  • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
  • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

Energy efficiency enables customers to achieve global financial performance goals. Sustainable IAQ solutions provide concrete answers to new requirements from authorities regarding climate change mitigation and energy efficiency policies, without compromising indoor air quality. 

Cobeal helps customers find the right balance between energy conservation and people health or environment protection. 

Energy efficiency is often placed as the number one objective, but it is indoor air quality that provides human comfort and proper ventilation, aiding human health. 

A quality IAQ solution leads to multiple cost savings and enhanced productivity.

ENERGY IMPACT

The Cost of Ventilation

Building ventilation costs can be significant. A poorly designed ventilation system can increase system costs by an average of 30%. From a long-term perspective, energy consumption is the major overall cost in an indoor air quality system. 

Cobeal works with customers to determine precise life cycle costs (LCC) for a particular system, with its unique conditions and requirements. We help customers make choices that optimize systems in alignment with their goals. 

COST OF ENERGY

Calculations reveal that energy normally accounts for 70% of the total life cycle cost of a system. 


Human Health Facts

Microscopic Causes

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Outdoor air carries 200 to 1,500 bacteria per m3. So an air handling unit with a capacity of 10,000 m3/h will supply between 2 to 15 millions bacteria each hour. 

  • fungal spores: 1 to 10 μm
  • bacteria: 0.2 to 10 μm
  • viruses: 1/100 to 1/1000 of micron
  • visible range: Human hair 100 μm and pollen 10 μm

Catastrophic Effect

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  • production loss
  • production breakdowns, plant closures
  • extra expenditure on controls and remedial actions
  • drop in sales
  • brand image damage
  • loss of consumer confidence

Food Hygiene & Safety

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Protecting human health is a major concern for governments. 

Measures may include product withdrawal and destruction, or even closure of all or part of the offending company for an appropriate period. In order to ensure product safety, those in charge of plants are required to: 

  • identify all aspects of their business that impact food safety;
  • ensure that appropriate safety procedures are implemented, followed and updated, on the basis of ADPCM/HACCP principles.

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