More safety for food

SPLIT Control lamps from OSRAM

(PresseBox) ( Regensburg, )
Food production is subject to a particularly stringent set of criteria. Various quality assurance systems and internationally accepted standards of hygiene such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) virtually eliminate health hazards for the consumer. The same high standards are expected of business and industrial premises and, in connection with this, the lighting. Protection from dangerous glass splinters in the production and display, for example, is ensured by shatter-proof lamps such as the SPLIT Control from OSRAM. With Lumilux T5 and T8, the lighting specialist has now launched an even more heat-resistant variant of the SPLIT Control lamps – for increased safety in the food industry.

Good, bright lighting in operational facilities is very important. Not only does it enhance the working conditions, it also has a positive effect on hygiene: impurities are detected and can be eliminated much faster. Of particular advantage are lamps that do not splinter when they break due to extraordinary loads or wear. Only these types of lamp provide reliable splinter protection, because even a closed luminaire needs to be opened for lamp replacement. The risk factor increases where luminaires are mounted horizontally or slanted, as fine lamp splinters can fall out and get into the production cycle. The best protection here are vertically mounted luminaires and the use of shatter-proof lamps such as the SPLIT Control fluorescent lamps from OSRAM.

Effective splinter protection and optimal light – even with higher wattages

The T8 SPLIT Control lamps with a diameter of 26 millimetres and the T5 with 16 millimetres are available in a variety of wattages of up to 58W. A special plastic sleeve retains splinters if the lamp breaks. This transparent tube is firmly attached to the glass tube of the fluorescent lamp. Compared with previous versions of this lamp, the material now is significantly more heat resistant and can thus even be used in closed luminaires with high wattages over longer periods of time. As part of the HACCP concept (see additional information), the SPLIT Control lamps meet the requirements of the International Food Standard (IFS).

The Natura SPLIT Control protects food from impurities caused by lamp breakage and ensures a fresh and appetising presentation according to DIN 10504. This lamp series with "light colour 76" thus presents meat, sausages, bread, cakes and even fruit and vegetables in the best light.

Wide use – even in laboratories and in plastic and metal processing

Impurities due to lamp splinters can also have far-reaching consequences in other sectors, resulting in significant costs when whole product batches need to be destroyed because of impurities, as may happen in the plastic and metal processing industries. Even more critical are splinters in laboratories, where they can contaminate samples and lead to false results. In the worst case, valuable samples are rendered useless. These areas thus also benefit from the use of SPLIT Control lamps.

Additional information: HACCP standards

The HACCP concept specifies that all hazards that may result in medical problems after the consumption of food must be eliminated from the production, handling and processing and the transport, storage and sale of food. Consequently, businesses are obligated to analyse their processes, identify any sources of risk and develop appropriate measures to ensure a reliable elimination of all consumer hazards. Each business is responsible for the implementation of these standards in its facilities, as each is required by law to ensure the safety of its own products. This has been anchored in German law since the Foodstuffs Hygiene Directive of 1998. Since early 2006, the European Union also prohibits the handling and selling of foods not produced in compliance with the HACCP concept.
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