Kadant U.K. Obtains HACCP International Food Safety Certification
Bury, Lancashire, U.K., January 2, 2019 – Kadant U.K. Limited, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced it recently obtained the HACCP International (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) food safety certification. With this endorsement, certain blades and blade holders manufactured by Kadant U.K. for use in food manufacturing processes now carry the HACCP International Certification Mark. HACCP International provides certification for products, materials, and services brought into food processing and handling which meet best practices in terms of food safety. This independent conformance certification provides validation of a product’s ‘fitness for purpose’ within food processing and handling applications.
Certified food-safe products manufactured by Kadant U.K. include the AccuFlake™ PRO and AccuClean™ blade holders; VeriTek™, Polyflex™, ProFlake™, SteelFlex™, Stainlessflex™, and Stainless Steel HTSS™ blades; and the VeriLite™ and VeriKleen™ roll cleaner assemblies. Select blades are also available with a proprietary release coating which prevents build-up and contaminants from sticking to the blade and facilitates cleaning.
“We are delighted to receive this certification from HACCP International,” said Dr. Mike Draper, composites manager at Kadant U.K. Limited. “Our innovative continuous roll cleaning, scraping, and flaking equipment and systems improve runnability, increase productivity, and enhance safety within food processing operations. The HACCP International certification demonstrates our commitment to provide reliable and safe products to our customers in the food processing market.”
Kadant U.K. Limited, based in Bury, Lancashire, U.K., develops, designs, and manufactures doctor blades, doctor blade holders, and doctoring systems for packaging, tissue, food, and other industrial processes. The companies’ cleaning and filtration products are applied to the cleaning of forming and press fabrics and the filtration of process water.
Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with 2,500 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.
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