When it comes to the food processing environment, bacteria prevention is your number-one concern. Complete wash-downs and sterilizations of equipment occur daily, if not more frequently. However one major area that is often overlooked in the cleaning process is the niches and cracks that can occur in improper food processing flooring.
Cracks or dents in a floor surface can act as a secret little pockets for bacteria to grow, while larger imperfections can becoming tripping hazards which can threaten worker safety. Bare concrete can be damaged easily in the food processing environment, both through chemical and physical means. Thus, the best method of protecting your flooring is to apply a floor coating in the form of a liquid resin. This coating will act as a protective layer, keeping your concrete safe and solid while rebuffing some of the more damaging effects of the food processing environment. Which kind of floor coating your choose however, will ultimately depend on your specific needs. Here is a brief overview of the three most common types.09 Jun 2020
For meat processing plants, maintaining a sanitary facility is critical. Without proper sanitation, it is possible for bacteria and contamination to grow and spread, causing serious health and safety issues. Fortunately, there are many ways to maintain a sanitary meat processing plant. One of the most important steps in creating and maintaining a sanitary facility is having the appropriate floor drains in place, to keep floors clean, dry, and free from dirty water runoff that can lead to a wide range of problems.14 May 2020
With the world's obsession with beer, it makes sense as to why there are so many brands available on the market–and why new ones keep coming. This also means that breweries are becoming more commonplace. However, you can't just call a building a brewery and start making beer–you need the right setup. From the equipment down to the floors, every aspect of a brewery is important.23 Apr 2020
Food processing is an essential industry, and that is also one of the most competitive industries in the market. The processes that many facilities go through to create a final product can be lengthy and time-consuming. No matter how long the company has been around, its success is determined by many different factors, including their food processing efficiency.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 1,600 people get sick from listeriosis–listeria–each year. Of those 1,600 people, 260 of them died from the illness, which is most likely to affect pregnant women, newborns, older adults, or those with weakened immune systems. It is a serious problem that only continues to grow in severity as food production facilities work to ensure that their facilities are kept clean and properly sanitized.12 Mar 2020
It’s impossible to ignore the importance of proper drainage. A good drainage system is efficient at handling water runoff and any waste or debris. When looking into the various drainage systems, you want to ensure that you are looking specifically at sanitary drains.05 Mar 2020
Consumers have put a great deal of trust into product manufacturers. These manufacturers give consumers the various products they use daily–medicines, car parts, cosmetics, and food being some of the top categories. So, when products get recalled, consumer trust is called into question.18 Feb 2020
Regardless of what area of the food industry you are part of, there are many rules and regulations you are expected to follow. This is especially true when you consider the need for proper food safety and sanitation practices within these different facilities.
These rules, regulations and general requirements are set forth by organizations like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The FDA and USDA have put these rules and regulations in place to protect not only the health and well-being of customers, but also workers, and anyone else interacting with facilities. Here is what you should know about food sanitation requirements and three ways to ensure your facility meets these strict requirements.22 Jan 2020
Food processing facilities require a lot of work to set up and run properly. Each aspect of the facility plays a critical role in maintaining a well-functioning facility. Sanitary food processing floors are one important factor you should always keep in mind.
This includes not just the kind of flooring, but the setup of the floors as well, which can have a drastic effect on the facility. Beyond that, keeping floors appropriately cleaned and having the right drainage system in place will help to ensure you have a functional, sanitary food facility.20 Jan 2020
Facility owners have a lot to consider when it comes to creating and running their food facilities. One critical area managers need to be concerned with is the kind of materials they use in the overall construction. With strict USDA and FDA requirements for these facilities, choosing the right products is vital; because of that, you should consider using products that have met the NSF Certification requirements where applicable. One example of such an area is choosing NSF-certified drainage in food facilities. Here is what you should know about NSF Certification and why choosing NSF-certified drainage systems is the best option.20 Jan 2020
There is a lot that goes on in food processing plants, and sometimes the process is long and drawn out. However, the marketplace is an incredibly competitive place, with new food brands popping up every day, hoping to take on those that already exist. But, for any food brand to find success, they need food manufacturing efficiency.25 Dec 2019