Standard [WITHDRAWN] 2012-09 Article is not orderable
This standard defines relevant requirements set out in Annex I of the EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, relating to machines which were placed on the European Economic Area (EEA) market for the first time, with the intent of simplifying the means of proving conformity with such requirements. This European Standard specifies safety and hygiene requirements for the design and manufacture of smokehouses for commercial use. The machines covered by this standard are used for the smoking of foodstuffs, especially meat, fish or similar products, as well as the connected heating and cooling processes. Smokehouses consist of the following elements: smoke chamber with equipment; air handling system; smoke generator; pipes and ducts; cleaning systems. This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events and hygiene requirements relevant to smokehouses when they are used as intended and under reasonably foreseeable conditions of misuse. This European Standard deals with the hazards which can arise during the whole life of smokehouses. This document is not applicable to smokehouses which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN. This European Standard covers the following types of smokehouses and installations: smokehouses with friction smoke generator; smokehouses with steam smoke generator; smokehouses with liquid smoke generator; smokehouses with saw dust and wood chip smoke generators; smokehouses with one or several smoke chambers for batch production; smokehouses for continuous production. This European Standard does not cover automatic production. This standard includes safety requirements. This standard contains the German version of EN 15861:2012, which has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 153 "Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs and feed" of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). The national interests during the preparation of the standard were represented by Committee NA 060-18-02 AA "Fleischverarbeitungsmaschinen" ("Meat processing machinery") at Technical Section "Food Processing Machinery" of the Mechanical Engineering Standards Committee (NAM) at DIN. Representatives of the manufacturers and users of meat processing machinery as well as of professional and trade associations are involved in the preparation of this standard.