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Food Industry

Perfect hygiene is essential in the Food Industry. Production environments need to be kept sterile and the need for cleanliness when switching product runs is crucial. This can be particularly challenging for manufacturers running traditional hose clamp systems. 

The BFM® fitting system is the perfect solution:

Improved hygiene Improved hygiene: There is no more dust leakage, eliminating cross-contamination of products and reducing general housekeeping costs.
Health & Safety Health & Safety: Lack of need for tools to remove or install the flexible connector in difficult positions ensures a much safer change-over process.
easy installation Easy installation: The simplicity and standardization of our distinctive snap-fit BFM® blue band connector means they are fast and simple for all staff to replace.
reduced downtime Reduced downtime: Fast and efficient cleaning in between product runs means downtime is significantly reduced.
Explosion resistant Explosion resistant: The elimination of dust combined with the antistatic properties of BFM® fitting helps eliminate the risk of secondary explosion.
Regulatory compliance: BFM® connectors are 3A approved, and conform with FDA, EC and ATEX regulations.

Food category manufacturers using BFM® fittings in:

Dairy processing


Dairy plants are required to be of the highest sanitary standards, with a need for continual cleaning.

Our products are used in dairy plants across the globe.

Find out more about BFM® in dairy processing.

Coffee processing


Coffee production from seed to cup is complex, and whether it's whole beans, ground, freeze-dried, granulated, or powdered, there are many different processes involved. 

Find out how BFM® fitting is used in all aspects of coffee processing.

Pet food processing

Pet Food

The BFM® fitting system is used extensively in manufacturing both wet and dry pet food throughout the world by all the major producers.

Whether it's processing dry biscuits and pellets or tinned meat, find out why BFM® is the preferred connector system.

Case Studies

Chicken meat processing through a BFM® connector

90% Saving on cleaning costs

"The BFM® fittings have made the dismantling and reinstallation process so much faster than before saving us a massive amount of downtime.  The simple snap-fit connectors mean they are always installed correctly in exactly the right position in a fraction of the time it used to take.  The system is also now 100% sealed during both the processing and cleaning operations which means the whole plant is much cleaner and runs more efficiently.” 

Chris Clifford, Site Maintenance Manager, Tyson Foods Berryville.

Read the full Tyson Chicken Case Study

Easy installation of BFM's at Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Inc

Making Operations Easy

"They’re one of the best things we’ve found…since installing the first two fittings, we’ve been replacing all of the remaining clamp-and-sleeve connectors with BFM® fittings. I’ve been putting them everywhere there’s a transfer point because they make things so much easier for our operators.”

Superintendent of Engineering and Maintenance, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc, USA

Read the full Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Inc Case Study.

Improved hygiene at a bakery with BFM®

Improved Hygiene and Downtime

“BFM® is such a simple idea which translates into real benefit in our plant. It is impossible to fit BFM® fittings incorrectly and there’s no build up, so weighing problems are a thing of the past, saving us a small fortune. They’re also 100% dust tight which reduces our cleaning bills.”

Maintenance Manager, Multinational UK bakery

Read the full bakery and BFM® case study.

Getting Started with BFM® fittings

Get in touch with one of our local Authorized BFM® fitting Distributors to help find the right solution for your food manufacturing plant.

They will help work through what you want to achieve and how BFM® fitting can improve your plant.

Contact a BFM® fitting expert

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