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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Facilities category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Air/Water Monitoring, Design, Food Plant SOPs, GMPs, Hygienic Equipment Design, Sanitation

How to Validate Your GMP and Prerequisite Programs
How to Validate Your GMP and Prerequisite Programs

While HACCP is the investigation of hazards, the foundation and bulk of the food safety is represented by day-to-day employee activities that constitute GMPs and prerequisite programs.

In the Food Plant: Danger of Corrosion when Welding Stainless Steel
In the Food Plant: Danger of Corrosion when Welding Stainless Steel

Because stainless steel materials are in widespread use in food processing and food preparation, it is important to recognize their limitations.

 

Critical Flow: Planning for Water Safety & Quality
Critical Flow: Planning for Water Safety & Quality

Water may be adulterated by a number of chemical, heavy metal, microbial and physical hazards that pose potential public health risks if they are present at high levels.

Water Activity: A New Food Safety Tool
Water Activity: A New Food Safety Tool

The concept of using water activity as a means of controlling foodborne illness in the retail food industry is a relatively recent addition to the applied science of food safety.

Equipment Sanitary Design Considerations When Purchasing
Equipment Sanitary Design Considerations When Purchasing

When looking for new or used equipment, cleaning and sanitizing of the equipment should be fully considered in its design and operation.

The ABCs of Good Food Manufacturing
The ABCs of Good Food Manufacturing

While food industry executives are trying to do the best they can, their emphasis has made it difficult to focus adequately on cleanliness and safety.

A Look at the Food Safety Program at Butterball, LLC
A Look at the Food Safety Program at Butterball, LLC

The development and implementation of extensive food safety systems at Butterball is ongoing to identify and prevent product contamination.

Hygienic Design of Food Processing Facilities
Hygienic Design of Food Processing Facilities

Incorporation of hygienic design into your food processing facility can prevent development of pests and microbiological niches for increased food safety.

Developing a Cost-effective Sanitation Plan for Small-to-medium Processors
Developing a Cost-effective Sanitation Plan for Small-to-medium Processors

Despite the importance of sanitation within the food processing environment, foodborne illness outbreaks continue to be linked to products produced under unsanitary conditions.  

Sanitary Design: A Competitive Advantage?
Sanitary Design: A Competitive Advantage?

Sanitary design is much more than principles that support an organization’s food safety program.

In-plant Air Handling and Food Safety: There Is a Connection
In-plant Air Handling and Food Safety: There <i>Is</i> a Connection

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are as important to sanitary design as the design and construction of floors, walls, ceilings and equipment.

Food Packaging: Supplying Safety
Food Packaging: Supplying Safety

Packaging companies are responding to new mandates to prevent contamination or misinformation before the product ever reaches the supply chain.

GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America
GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America

A large number of studies have examined the relationships between various manufacturing practices and the impact of such practices on food safety.
 

Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety
Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety

Preventive maintenance is an area where a well-documented program can provide a company not just with significant cost savings but also with data for future savings.

Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise
Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise

Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.

Food Plant GMPs: How Can Foreign Food Manufacturers Comply with U.S. Regulations?
Food Plant GMPs: How Can Foreign Food Manufacturers Comply with U.S. Regulations?

To develop appropriate Good Manufacturing Practices, there are prerequisites with which the food manufacturing entity must comply.

Food Equipment Hygienic Design: An Important Element of a Food Safety Program
Food Equipment Hygienic Design: An Important Element of a Food Safety Program

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.

Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA
Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA

One key aspect of sanitation is the prevention and immediate elimination of any and all pest infestations in a food plant.

Compressed Air: An Overlooked Source of Contamination in the Food Industry

Compressed air is used in a broad range of applications in the food processing industry.

Listeria Guidance & Best Practices in Produce Facilities
<i>Listeria</i> Guidance & Best Practices  in Produce Facilities

Published guidance is available to industry professionals regarding recommended procedures for controlling Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat produce operations.

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