Its lurking everywhere. Bacteria. Pathogens. Toxins. Harmful organisms that threaten to contaminate your manufacturing facility. Avoid brand damaging outbreaks and recalls. A proactive, clearly defined food safety plan and sanitation program that covers key components is crucial.
Killing contamination before it enters the facility and within it. High traffic locations require employee, equipment, pathways, drains and clothing cleanliness. Cracks, crevices and other suspect areas that aren’t in plain sight also require attention.
Identify threats and dangers, looking for areas that can lead to foodborne illness in your operation and the hazards that can be controlled or eliminated.
Make a good plan great by having ongoing educational follow-up sessions that reinforces the importance of good manufacturing practices to the entire team as well as new hires. Instilling it as part of the company culture elevates responsibility and performance.
It’s essential to have a proper program with detailed protocols for washing and sanitizing equipment and tools. Do you have the best possible cleaning equipment and systems in order to meet today’s highest standards for food safety? Douglas Machines Corp. is the perfect partner to support your food safety strategy.
Another effective way of checking the cleanliness of your plant is through environmental monitoring, sampling and reviewing data to ensure compliance.
Verify that all policies, procedures, and corrective actions are followed properly. Documentation is your ally. Assess your food safety management systems periodically to ensure everything is working effectively and efficiently.
A second set of eyes, looking through a different lens, can help proactively spot issues and solve problems before it reaches crisis status. Leverage your partners.
Having clean containers, untensils and parts are just as important as keeping the equipment your business uses to make products clean and in good working condition. Don’t risk increased government oversight, losing business, credibility and consumer trust by having a less than thorough food safety plan and sanitation program.