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1. (WO2018082877) FOOD PROCESSING AND/OR PACKAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SUCH DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/082877    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/075846
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 11 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A23L 3/00
B65B 55/00
Applicants: LEYBOLD GMBH
Inventors: BIRCH, Peter
TUNNA, Clive
MARA, John
BLUM, Hans-Jürgen
Title: FOOD PROCESSING AND/OR PACKAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SUCH DEVICE
Abstract:
A food processing and/or packaging device comprises at least one food chamber (10). Via a conduit system (16, 18, 20), the at least one food chamber is connected to a vacuum pump (12) for generating vacuum in the at least one food chamber (10). According to the invention, for sterilizing the conduit system (16, 18, 20) and/or the food chamber (10), a sterilization device is provided. The sterilization device comprises e.g. spray nozzles (24) for introducing cleaning liquid into the conduit system (16, 18, 20). The cleaning liquid is separated by a liquid separator (32) arranged upstream of the vacuum pump (12) in flow direction.