A few decades ago, it was difficult for food processors to obtain hygienic equipment but there are many more options today.
When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.
One key aspect of sanitation is the prevention and immediate elimination of any and all pest infestations in a food plant.
The role of airborne contamination of processed foods is controversial and fraught with contradictory opinions.
Pest infestation results in product adulteration, which can lead to product loss, possible recall or regulatory control action and potential loss of business.
Most retrofits fall into one of two categories: 1) Upgrade/modernize your plant or 2) expand or repurpose your plant.
SOPs and SSOPs must be integral and foundational parts of all food manufacturing facilities’ food safety program.
With a little planning upfront and by focusing on key aspects of the plumbing system design, it is relatively simple to have a plant that is safe from contamination and easy to maintain.
Pest management must be afforded the same level of importance as any other aspect of food safety.
Prevention and control measures should be considered for Listeria spp., not just L. monocytogenes, and at every aspect of the farm-to-fork continuum
Food equipment hygienic design is more important than ever before and is often addressed in a general manner in most regulatory and industry food safety programs.
When good sanitation practices in the food manufacturing environment are consistently, even habitually, applied over time, all of the company’s food safety programs are enhanced.
The basis for sanitation is the removal of soils from the manufacturing environment.
Joseph M. Stout is interviewed to provide an industry perspective on the general sanitation principles and practices at work in today’s food manufacturing operations.
Refrigerators are designed and manufactured to meet the needs, operations and conditions in commercial settings.
What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.
How do we make sure that we have put sanitation in a position to be the most important department in the plant?
Although the cleaning and sanitizing of a food production operation go hand in hand, the verification of the effectiveness of the latter step has received increasing attention recently.
This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
The first step of a sanitation program self-inspection is simply to walk through the processing plant.