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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

Water Activity’s Role in Food Safety and Quality
Water Activity’s Role in Food Safety and Quality

Monitoring water activity is a Critical Control Point for many food industry operations.

Water: Ensuring Its Safety for Use in Food Processing Operations
Water: Ensuring Its Safety for Use in Food Processing Operations

Water is is sprayed, injected, dripped, poured, ladled and conveyed through food processing establishments around the world.

Sanitation Audits: The Proof in the Pudding
Sanitation Audits: The Proof in the Pudding

This article introduces the Sanitation column to Food Safety Magazine as an important aspect of food safety.

Verification of Effective Sanitation Control Strategies
Verification of Effective Sanitation Control Strategies

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.

Give Food Plant Sanitarians Their Props
Give Food Plant Sanitarians Their Props

How do we make sure that we have put sanitation in a position to be the most important department in the plant?
 

Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant
Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant

The best defense against biofilms in the food production facility is a good offense developed as part of the sanitation program.

The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System
The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System

For companies engaged in the manufacture or distribution of food products ensuring food safety is a key business activity.

Designing Conveyors for Sanitation Success
Designing Conveyors for Sanitation Success

In any hygienic industry, the importance of conveyor belt cleaning and sanitation cannot be exaggerated.

Getting the Most From Your Sanitation Equipment
Getting the Most From Your Sanitation Equipment

Selecting the equipment used for sanitation in the food processing and handling facility is as important as selecting the chemicals themselves.

Hygienic Design of Equipment in Food Processing
Hygienic Design of Equipment in Food Processing

The hygienic design of equipment plays an important role in controlling the microbiological safety and quality of the products made.

Six Steps to Effective Sanitary Design for the Food Plant
Six Steps to Effective Sanitary Design for the Food Plant

Whether you are building a new food manufacturing facility or maintaining your plant, sanitary design of the facility and equipment is one of the most effective food safety strategies.

Best Practices in Facility Design
Best Practices in  Facility Design

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.

 

Food Plant SOPs: The Backbone of Your Food Safety System
Food Plant SOPs:  The Backbone of Your  Food Safety System

SOPs and SSOPs must be integral and foundational parts of all food manufacturing facilities’ food safety program.

Upgrade Sanitation Plan to Work Out the Bugs
Upgrade Sanitation Plan to Work Out the Bugs

Pest infestation results in product adulteration, which can lead to product loss, possible recall or regulatory control action and potential loss of business.

A Look at GMPs: How FSMA Will Change Expectations
A Look at GMPs: How FSMA Will Change Expectations

The Food Safety Modernization Act will modernize current Good Manufacturing Practices regarding manufacturing, processing, packaging and holding of human foods.

Facility Risk: Does Your Plumbing Infrastructure Affect Your Bottom Line?
Facility Risk: Does Your Plumbing Infrastructure Affect Your Bottom Line?

Often overlooked and critical for food safety are the plumbing systems installed in your facility. Read more for how you can keep your facility out of “hot water” down the road.
 

Retrofit with Purpose: Take Your Food Facility to the Next Level
Retrofit with Purpose: Take Your Food Facility  to the Next Level

Most retrofits fall into one of two categories: 1) Upgrade/modernize your plant or 2) expand or repurpose your plant.

Airborne Contamination: A Microbiologist’s Perspective
Airborne Contamination: A Microbiologist’s Perspective

The role of airborne contamination of processed foods is controversial and fraught with contradictory opinions.

Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control
Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control

When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.

Trends in Cutting-Edge Beverage Safety & QA Systems, Technologies and Management
Trends in Cutting-Edge Beverage Safety & QA Systems, Technologies and Management

Besides risk identification and management through HAACP, beverage safety is dependent on fundamental protection in both the formulation and processing stages.

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