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7 Critical Components of a High-quality Food Facility

While facilities throughout the food and beverage sector can widely differ in their operations, there are some core aspects that are found on the best-run production floors. Here are some integral things to consider when designing and maintaining your food and beverage manufacturing facility.

17 Sep 2020

How to Ensure Food Safety With Adequate Floor Drainage

Food safety is of the highest importance in any food production processing facility. Along with strict cleaning procedures and safe handling techniques, effective floor drainage can help prevent product contamination, keeping workers and consumers safe from illness.

25 Aug 2020

Meat Processing Plant Design: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Designing a meat processing facility? Operational success hinges on navigating the pitfalls early on, so here are some mistakes to avoid during the design process that could prove troublesome down the road.

24 Aug 2020

What Does 'Food-safe' Really Mean?

"Food-safe" gets thrown around a lot in the food processing and production industry, but what does it actually mean? Here’s what you need to know about food-safe practices and products and how they help keep your facility, your employees, and your consumers safe.

24 Aug 2020

How Can a Food Production Facility ‘Go Green?’

With consumers becoming more and more mindful of environmental stewardship, here’s how your food production facility can institute some green initiatives.

24 Aug 2020

Listeria & Listeriosis: Everything you need to know

Listeria is a major bacterial risk to your food processing & production facility and consumers and needs to be prevented at all costs. Here’s what you need to know about the bacteria and how to keep it out of your food production facility.

23 Aug 2020

Top 5 Things Inspectors Look for in Meat Processing Facilities

Got an upcoming inspection of your meat processing or seafood processing facility? Here are some key items inspectors are looking for. Monitor them carefully so that you pass with flying colours.

03 Aug 2020

Trench Drain vs. Slot Drain: Which is Better for FoodSafety?

If you have the choice between a trench drain or a slot drain, you first have to consider the specific use cases for each and how that might affect your food production or food processing facility.

Here’s how to pick between a trench drain system and a slot drain system.

22 Jul 2020

Food Processing Maintenance: Dealing With Insects in Drains

An insect infestation means a failed inspection. Here are some tips to help eliminate and prevent flies and other pests from accumulating in your food production facility's drainage system.

16 Jul 2020

The Importance of Clean Drainage in Food Manufacturing Facilities

Maintaining a clean drainage system in your food processing facility is absolutely paramount when it comes to sanitation and preventing the build-up of harmful bacteria and other pathogens. Here are some tips to help you keep your drains clean and your future inspections stress-free.

16 Jul 2020

4 Steps to Improve Food Processing Plant Hygiene

Hygiene in a food processing facility needs to go beyond hand washing and mopping the floors — it also has to include the proper layout and zoning, using the right equipment, having cleaning schedules, and so much more. Here are some steps to take to ensure your facility is as sanitary as possible.

15 Jul 2020
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Designing a Bakery: Everything You Need to Know

If you're designing a new bakery facility, there are several crucial considerations you want to make before you begin production. Here's what you need to know.

14 Jul 2020

Food Processing Flooring: Epoxy vs. Urethane vs. Acrylic

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

The Importance of Meat Processing Floor Drains

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

A Crash Course on Brewery Flooring and Drainage

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

5 Steps to Take to Increase Food Manufacturing Efficiency

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.

09 Apr 2020

Preventing Listeria in Your Food Processing Plant's Drainage System

As one of the most prevalent and most deadly bacteria found in food facilities around the world, listeria is one of the biggest threats to food safety. Preventing contamination is the most important first step in preventing it from making it into your products. Here's what you need to know.

12 Mar 2020

An In-depth Look at Sanitary Drains

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

The Importance of Good Manufacturing Practices in the Food Industry

Consumers put a great deal of trust in the manufacturers who make the products they use daily, like medicines, car parts, cosmetics, and food. When products have to be recalled, this can cast doubt in the minds of consumers, which is why prevention is so important. Here's what you need to know.

18 Feb 2020

3 WAYS TO MEET FOOD SANITATION REQUIREMENTS

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

SANITARY FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES STARTS WITH THE FLOORS

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

WHY YOU WANT NSF CERTIFIED DRAINAGE IN FOOD FACILITIES

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
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5 WAYS TO INCREASE FOOD PROCESSING PLANT EFFICIENCY

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