Douglas Machines Corp. is a leading manufacturer of washing and sanitizing equipment used in the wholesale produce industry. Our equipment complies with regulatory food safety standards such as FSMA, HACCP and GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) to ensure that your fruits and vegetables are processed without physical, allergenic, chemical and microbiological hazards.
Produce companies trust Douglas with their container washing needs because maximum productivity is reached, along with decreased energy use, reduced chemical and water costs, increased shelf life for equipment, tools and utensils, and reduced manpower for regular washing.
Fresh produce can harbor bacteria, fungi, and other microbes along with trace amounts of chemicals. Fortunately, there are steps that all companies can takeyou can take to help improve the safety of fruits and vegetables.
It's one of the Produce Industry's greatest challenges is food born illnesses, which makes food safety a priority. Proactive food safety management begins in the field with the harvest and impacts field-packed produce which isn't processed and not required to adhere to an FDA mandated HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) process. Reusable produce bins, buckets, totes and other containers should be cleaned as often as needed, to remove excess soil, vegetable matter and other debris. Tools should be cleaned daily.
It continues through the supply chain to processing, with every area susceptible to contamination. From field to processing to retail, all containers that touch produce have the potential to carry food borne illnesses. One outbreak can derail a company and cause untold damage. Fortunately, there are steps that all companies can take to maintain an improved level of safety for fruits and vegetables. A Douglas system offers value across the produce supply chain with cost effective and practical washing and sanitizing solutions for growers, suppliers, shippers, processors and grocers to improve through reduced waste and improved operational efficiency.
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Here's a sampling of the containers Douglas Machines Corp. cleans. Our wash test and research area is designed to demonstrate the full potential of our washing and sanitizing systems using your containers. Send us the items. We'll test them and share the video with you. It's part of our commitment to quality and customer service.
Have a question? Our experienced sales and engineering staff is ready to assist you in identifying the very best Douglas Washer or Replacement Part to match your specific needs. Call 888-348-3947 for parts and service or email us today. We are here to help you!