PHILIPPINES - GEA Avapac has sold its 50th RBF Limited Intervention (Li) bag filling system for powdered dairy and food products to a dairy company in the Philippines.
The RBF Li system was developed by GEA Avapac in collaboration with New Zealand dairy co-operative, Fonterra and first used in production in 2004. This latest order for two systems was placed by a milk processing company in the Philippines for the production of non-dairy creamer.
Reducing or eliminating the need for human intervention in food production is becoming increasingly important in the drive to improve food hygiene, especially in view of some high-profile contamination scares in recent years resulting in potentially ruinous publicity for the companies involved.
Other benefits of the RBF Li system include improved health and safety for operatives by eliminating the inhalation of dust, reduced risk of explosion, and the ability to run the machine without constant supervision.
The system is also capable of achieving Modified Atmosphere Packing, a key requirement in many food applications. T
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