BS EN 1974:2020 - Food processing machinery. Slicing machines. Safety and hygiene requirements

BS EN 1974:2020

Food processing machinery. Slicing machines. Safety and hygiene requirements

Status : Current   Published : December 2020



This document specifies the safety and hygiene requirements for the design and manufacture, installation, training, use, cleaning and maintenance of slicing machines which are fitted with a motor-driven blade of more than 150 mm in diameter, provided with a product support. These types of slicing machines are intended to be used in shops, restaurants, supermarkets, canteens, etc. to slice foodstuffs.

This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to slicing machines, when they are used as intended by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).

This document applies to the hazards arising during all the phases of the life of the machine as described in EN ISO 12100:2010, 5.4.

Automatic industrial slicing machines covered by EN 16743:2016 are excluded from the scope of this document.

This document covers the following types of slicing machines:

  1. horizontal feed slicing machine (see Figure 1);

  2. gravity feed slicing machine (see Figure 2).

Both types can have an either hand-operated or power-operated carriage to move the product towards the blade. They both can be fitted with manual or automatic devices to receive and convey the slices away from the machine. All these types can also be provided with a scale.

This document applies to machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of this document.

Standard NumberBS EN 1974:2020
TitleFood processing machinery. Slicing machines. Safety and hygiene requirements
Publication Date09 December 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4287:1997, EN 60204-1:2006/corrigendum Feb. 2010, ISO 21469:2006, EN 1672-2:2005+A1:2009, EN ISO 21469 (ISO 21469:2006) AS, ISO 14119:2013, EN 60529:1991, ISO 12100:2010, IEC 60204-1:2005, EN 614-1:2006+A1:2009, IEC 60529:1989 Cons Ed 2-1, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 14119:2013, ISO 13849-1:2015, EN ISO 13849-1:2015
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 3744:2010, EN ISO 3744:2010, EN 16743:2016, EN ISO 14120:2015, ISO 3274:1996, ISO 4288:1996, ISO 14120:2015, EN 349:1993+A1:2008
ReplacesBS EN 1974:1998+A1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 1974:2020
Draft Superseded By16/30337802 DC
DescriptorsMachine guards, Blades, Marking, Safety devices, Inspection, Instructions for use, Hygiene, Food slicers, Electrical safety, Automatic, Verification, Reciprocating parts, Cleaning, Occupational safety, Safety measures, Food manufacturing equipment, Screws (bolts), Equipment safety, Food preparation equipment, Design, Hazards, Catering equipment, Transportable
Title in FrenchMachines pour les produits alimentaires. Trancheurs. Prescriptions relatives à la sécurité et à l’hygiène
Title in GermanNahrungsmittelmaschinen- Aufschnittschneidemaschinen. Sicherheits- und Hygieneanforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 93393 6
File Size5.789 MB

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