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European CEN 'C' standards for food machinery safety

The British Standards listed below provide the safety design requirements for food processing machinery.

Most of these Standards have been updated since publication (e.g. BSEN453:2000 was updated in 2009 to become BSEN453:2000 + A1:2009). These regular +A1, +A2 etc. updates are not shown on the tables below.

The Standards are based on European CEN Standards and are available from British Standards Institution Tel: 020 8996 9001

Generic standards for all food machines  
Hygiene requirements (for all food machines) BSEN 1672-2:2005
Safety requirements (for all food machines) In draft as a prEN 1672-1
Food depositors In draft as prEN 15180
Bakery machinery  
Dough mixers BSEN 453:2000
Planetary mixers BSEN 454:2000
Rotary rack ovens BSEN 1673:2000
Dough & pastry brakes BSEN 1674:2000
Moulders BSEN 12041:2000
Intermediate provers BSEN 12043:2000
Pie and tart machines BSEN 13390:2002
Automatic dividers BSEN 12042:2005
Bowl lifting and tilting machines BSEN 13288:2005
Mixers with horizontal shafts BSEN 13389:2005
Fixed deck oven loaders BSEN 13591:2005
Bread slicers BSEN 13954:2005
Meat machinery  
Mincing machines BSEN 12331:2003
Circular saw machines BSEN 12267:2003
Band saw machines BSEN 12268:2003
Filling machines BSEN 12463:2004
Derinding, skinning and membrane removal machines BSEN 12355:2003
Rotating bowl cutters BSEN 12855:2003
Portable/hand guided machines with mechanically driven cutting tools BSEN 12984:2005
Mixing machines BSEN 13570:2005
Chop cutting machines BSEN 13870:2005
Curing injection machines BSEN 13534:2006
Cube cutting machinery BSEN 13871:2005
Forming machines In draft as prEN 15165
Automatic back splitting machines BSEN 15166:2008
Clipping machines BSEN 13885:2005
Smokehouses BSEN 15861:2012
Edible oils and fats  
Centrifuges for processing edible oils and fats BSEN 12505:2000
Raw materials crushers & kneaders In draft
Pasta machinery  
Spreader, stripping and cutting machines BSEN 13379:2001
Driers and coolers BSEN 13289:2001
Pasta presses BSEN 13378:2001
Grinding & processing flour & semolina BSEN 14958:2006
Processing fresh and filled pasta BSEN 15774:2010
Fish processing machinery  
Fish heading & filleting machines In draft as prEN 15467
Cereal processing  
No standards currently planned  
Dairy machinery  
Bulk milk coolers on farms BSEN 13732:2002
Catering machinery  
Slicing machines BSEN 1974:1998
Vegetable cutting machines BSEN 13621:2004
Catering attachments for machines having an auxiliary drive hub BSEN 12851:2005
Food processors and blenders BSEN 12852:2001
Hand held blenders and whisks BSEN 12853:2001
Beam mixers BSEN 12854:2003
Vegetable peelers BSEN 13208:2003
Salad dryers BSEN 13621:2004
Cooking kettles with powered stirrers BSEN 13886:2005
Baguette slicing machines BSEN 14655:2005
Dishwashing machines with conveyor BSEN 14957:2006

Other useful British Standards:

Protective clothing  
Protective clothing – protection against cuts and stabs by hand knives  
Part 1: Chain mail gloves and arm guards BSEN 1082-1:1997
Part 2: Gloves and arm guards (non chain mail) BSEN 1082-2:2000
Protective clothing - gloves and arm guards protecting against cuts by powered knives BSEN 14328:2005
Protective clothing – aprons, trousers and vests protecting against cuts and stabs by hand knives BSEN ISO 13998:2003
Updated 2015-03-31