QC Industries’ HydroClean Sanitary conveyors are now BISSC certified. BISSC, which stands for Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee, is a distinctive certification recognizing that their conveyors conform to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) qualification for design of bakery equipment.
QC Industries first saw a need for BISSC certification in the early development stages for the HydroClean conveyor line. In 2015, QC Industries launched their new HydroClean Sanitary conveyors designed for clean and efficient operation in the food product, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Complying with standard BISSC requirements, belts for HydroClean conveyors are made with non-toxic material and available with anti-microbial and totally encapsulated options. A unique pull pin design allows every HydroClean conveyor to be disassembled in seconds without the use of tools. Other unique features include the self-draining stainless steel frame, bearings filled with NSF approved solid lubricant and a tension release tail and flip-down stand brackets that allow anyone to easily remove the belt for sterilization and in place cleaning.
QC Industries’ Research and Development Supervisor, Brad Marx, obtained a certification from BISSC to perform ongoing equipment inspections. “As a manufacturer, QC Industries understands the responsibility we have to create a product for our customers that is safe, efficient and sanitary. Becoming BISSC certified has educated us on all of the possible health hazards, especially in the food industry,” said Marx.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, food-borne diseases can have catastrophic effects including illness, hospitalization and even death. “A BISSC certification is the proactive way to ensure proper sanitation on the manufacturer’s end. QC Industries is dedicated to providing the highest quality products for our customers; obtaining a BISSC certification for our HydroClean conveyors was the natural progression for this product line,” said President and CEO, David Dornbach.
The BISSC certification was first developed in 1949 to ensure proper sanitation and design standards for all baking equipment. Criterion for this certification includes the ability for all surfaces within the product zone and non-product zone to be easily cleaned, preventing the build-up of food particles, condensation, spillage or foreign material.
Privately held QC Industries is a leading builder of low profile belt conveyors based in Cincinnati, Ohio.