Here at Scayl we supply most of our machines to businesses that are looking to speed up their production processes, so it's important that they comply with all the relevant laws and standards. Here are some of the accreditations our machines carry:
Our machines carry the CE mark and conform to European standards for safety, health and environmental requirements. Under the New Approach Directives, in the UK it is mandatory that "machinery" has CE approval. If you are dealing with food, then this should be a huge concern for you especially if your aim is to sell your product to retailers.
The CE mark is a further guarantee that the product conforms to greater quality and safety. Our machines have been approved under the following Directives:
The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EU (Reference: LCS170518002CS June 2017)
The Machinery Directive is intended to harmonise the rules governing the sale of machinery within the EU, while guaranteeing the highest possible level of safety for consumers and workers. Minimising the risk of accidents caused by the use of machinery is an essential element of EU policy. The presence of CE marking on a machine is an indication that it meets the harmonised safety requirements in place to allow it to be sold anywhere in the European Economic Area.
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU (Our Reference: LCS170518038E May 2017):
The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive ensures that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance. It limits electromagnetic emissions from equipment in order to ensure that, when used as intended, such equipment does not disturb radio and telecommunication, as well as other equipment. The Directive also governs the immunity of such equipment to interference and seeks to ensure that this equipment is not disturbed by radio emissions, when used as intended.
LVD Directive 2014/35/EU (Reference: LCS170518002CS June 2017):
The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection for European citizens, and benefits fully from the Single Market. The Directive outlines essential safety requirements for electrical equipment operating with a voltage of between 50 V and 1000 V for alternating current and 75V and 1500V for direct current.
On the 2nd May 2018 our business premises were inspected by our local council to check compliance with the requirements of food hygiene law. The inspector looked at our entire production process for the tea brand we operate within our business portfolio (Our Story).
Using the machines to pack our ingredients greatly improved our overall hygiene because we were not needing to handling them unnecessarily. We were pleased to attain a 5-star rating and glowing reports from the inspector.
Scayl is a member of the Institute of Packing Professionals (Member ID: 87296). The IoPP has dedicated to the proposition that packaging is a positive, environmentally responsible and economically efficient force, operating in a modern economic society for the benefit and improved well-being of its people. It is operated with rigorous quality standards, reinforced by continuous improvement and growth in the organization, its activities and operations.
Our machines are all made using expensive food grade (304) stainless steel. Looking at The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (see article 4, annex 2, chapter 1+2) it is mandatory that the correct equipment is used in any food preparation and handling.
Food grade stainless steel is famous for being able to resist corrosion and is less porous, ideal if you want to prevent bacteria growth and offer easier cleaning between use. So, if the machine purchased is not food grade stainless steel you are risking your product and your ability to sell to retail. Stainless steel that is not food grade could allow contaminants to enter the food chain.
If you run a business that handles food then it is a legal requirement that you register your business with your local council. They will then visit your premises to discuss how your ingredients are handled and if your machine does not use the correct food grade stainless steel then it cannot be used.
Our machines adhere to this regulation and if your food products are being sold commercially then you must adhere to it too.