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Warehouse Management Blog
The recently introduced Primary Production and Processing (PPP) standards have created a new series of national food safety standards across all food groups, including dairy and meat. These standards are aimed at strengthening food safety and traceability across the whole food supply chain “from paddock to plate”. In response to these new standards we have created some guidelines as a starting point to auditing your current food safety program with a particular focus on the processing of dairy and meat products. Here are five points you should consider.
For some reason, birds seem to be pushed to the bottom of the list when it comes to the most dangerous pests in food processing plants. It may be because they seem less harmful than other pests like termites, cockroaches, and rodents. However, this is a common misconception. When outdoors, birds can be harmless creatures, but when they make their way inside a warehouse to nest and seek warmth, they begin to be a problem.
Not only can they cause messes and distractions, but they also bring in flammable debris and disease-causing microorganisms. The most common microorganism spread by birds is Salmonella - which up to 50% of house sparrows were found to contain.
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Hygiene and cleanliness are of utmost importance in any production line and especially those dealing with food and beverage. This blog will address major points of protocol and health regulations that every employer should use to keep their product above board.