Food processing equipment manufacturers face some of the highest standards when it comes to quality control and sanitation concerns. After all, more and more Americans are consuming ready-to-eat and prepared foods. Additionally, there’s a growing number of consumers with food-based allergens. As a result, public health is a top priority for those directly involved in the food industry as well as those whose job it is to manufacture and service the industry’s food processing equipment.

Food Processing Equipment Standards

While a majority of consumers may not give it much thought, the food industry and the standards that govern its operations have undergone dramatic changes over the past decades. This is in large part due to the fact that our knowledge of foodborne contaminants, pathogens and allergens has been greatly enhanced by scientific research and reporting.

These concerns, as they apply to food processing equipment standards, culminated in the Food and Drug Administration convening a working group through the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. This working group is tasked with reviewing and updating the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP). Among other things, the CGMP calls for strict controls, training and record keeping so that processes such as sanitation procedures and quality checks include all food processing equipment and surfaces that come into contact with any foods.

For food companies, this means their processing equipment must be fully compliant with the FDA’s CGMP regulations. For this reason, they need an equipment and parts manufacturer who’s informed about those regulations and can deliver products that are fully compliant. That’s why Astro Machine Works is such a trusted leader in the manufacturing and machining of food processing equipment and parts.

CNC Machining for the Food Industry

From industrial mixers to microbe-resistant conveyors, the food industry employs one of the widest varieties of processing equipment used in large-scale production enterprises. When even one part of a production line goes down because of equipment failure, it can spell disaster for a company’s bottom line.

Fortunately, for more than 30 years, Astro Machine Works has been refining its use of computer numeric control (CNC) machining to supply the food industry with fast, safe and cost-effective service. It’s not uncommon for one of our clients to come to us with nothing more than a broken part that we then reverse-engineer to create a replacement part. In addition, we’re skilled at generating CAD models. So even if the part is from a custom piece of food processing equipment, ordering future replacement parts is fast, easy and affordable.

Design and Manufacturing of the Highest Quality

Whether it’s the speed and precision supplied by our five-axis machining and milling or our extensive experience using a wide range of materials and alloys associated with food processing equipment, we provide you with the results you’re looking for in a turnaround time that keeps you in business.

For the highest quality, value and service, Astro Machine Works is the food industry’s trusted choice. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your business.