prEN 12041 rev

Food processing machinery - Moulders - Safety and hygiene requirements prEN 12041 rev

General information

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CEN/TC 153 Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs and feed

European Norm

67.260   Plants and equipment for the food industry


This standard applies to the design and manufacture of dough moulders of the types described in 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 and illustrated in figures 3a, 3b and 3c. These moulders are used in the food industry and shops (bread-making, pastry-making, sweet industries,
bakeries, confectioners, delicatessens, catering facilities, etc.) for flattening, rolling and elongating pieces of dough. Other designs of moulder and type 1 moulders designed for other than hand crafted products using soft dough, e. g. French baguettes, are not covered by this standard. The standard covers the technical safety and hygiene requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, adjustment, operation, cleaning and maintenance of these machines, as defined in 3.12 of EN 292-1 : 1991 and in the manufacturer's instruction
handbook. The significant hazards covered by this standard are mechanical (drawing-in, trapping, entanglement, crushing, loss of stability), electrical, ergonomic and also those resulting from inhalation of flour dust and lack of hygiene. Noise is not considered to be a significant hazard by moulders. This does not mean that the manufacturer of the machine is absolved from reducing noise and making a noise declaration. Therefore a noise test code is proposed in Annex B.
The following machines are excluded :
- experimental and testing machines under development by the manufacturer ;
- domestics appliances ;
- bagel machines.
This standard applies only to machines manufactured after the date of approval by CEN.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

Life cycle


EN 12041:2000


prEN 12041 rev
30.98 Project deleted
Sep 5, 2008