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5 Ways to A Hygienic Processing Facility Design

What are five key considerations for food and beverage manufacturers when it comes to hygienic plant design? 

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Tags: food and hygiene, food contamination policy, food hygiene regulations, food manufacturing, food industry, contamination, food and beverage, Process Flow, Waste Management

5 Dairy and Meat Processing Guidelines You Need to Consider

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.

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Tags: swingdoors, food and hygiene, food processing contamination, food hygiene regulations, food processing plant, swing doors

Compact sectional doors; far superior than overhead doors

Overhead doors are made of several jointed panels that roll up on tracks above the access or across the ceiling. These doors come with different rail systems depending on the building and the space available. The tracks can either go straight up above the doorway, with a bend towards the ceiling or they can follow the roof pitch. The over head door is primairly used as a service door but also very popular as garage door.  

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Tags: Remax, pest control, warehouse doors, door equipment efficiency, warehouse operations, food hygiene regulations, food manufacturing, food processing plant, insulated doors, compact sectional door, sectional door

Food Safety: Allergy Compliance Tips for Food Storage and Warehouses

The continual rise of allergies in cities around the world is frightening for warehouse managers. There is increasing vigilance in protecting consumers from allergic reactions. Adhering to these guidelines can prevent costly product recalls and potentially food allergy law suits. 

Indeed hospital admissions for severe allergic reactions have doubled in the last decade across Australia, the USA and the UK. In fact Australia has one of the highest allergy prevalence rates in the world, with up to 25% of Australians believing they have some sort of food intolerance. 

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Tags: warehouse operations, food contamination policy, food hygiene regulations, air curtains, food storage

Warehouse Pest Control - Rodent Prevention and Extermination

It is often said that the most threatening pest in the food industry is the rodent. Rodents have been implicated in over 55 widespread diseases, this range of pathogens stretches from parasitic worms to viruses. Not only are rodents responsible for contamination they can also cause considerable loss of supply, damage to the premises and potential fire hazards. This blog will explain best practices and procedures in dealing with rodents.

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Tags: pest control, food processing contamination, food hygiene regulations, high speed doors, rodent extermination, pests in the warehouse, mice, rats, rodent prevention, pest prevention

Hygiene Procedures: Best Practices for Food Handling Plants

To be compliant with strict food and beverage hygiene regulations, it is essential for food processing and food handling plants to have effective sanitary operations procedures in place. There are three parts to achieving this:

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Tags: food manufacturing equipment, food processing contamination, food hygiene regulations, food manufacturing, sanitary operations, food processing plant, air lock

How do I get rid of Birds in my Warehouse?

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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Tags: pest control, food manufacturing equipment, warehouse operations, food and hygiene, food manufacturing contaminants, food processing contamination, food contamination policy, birds, food hygiene regulations

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