An effective solution to reduce food recalls and increase consumer safety
May 28, 2020
The food processing industry is ripe with product recalls, most often due to bacterial contaminants that spread through poorly inspected product or because of product contamination by dirty processing equipment.
Snack and bakery production environments depend on air handling equipment for distributing heated and cooled air throughout buildings. In addition, the equipment can affect the workplace environment itself.
Food industry software solutions are evolving to include sanitation protocols, as paperless solutions are increasingly desired. In addition, allergen concerns factor into operational considerations, and software can help keep track of those concerns, too.
Companies that make pans for the baking industry, whether for breads, baguettes, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, etc., are focused on issues like larger sizes, a desire for energy and material efficiency, stick resistance, and the ability to help produce specialty and artisanal products.
Traceability is essential in the snack and baking industry. Ingredients always need to be tracked, and this is especially important in the case of a recall. These days, implementing a comprehensive software suite is often an essential step in establishing a strong food safety program.
Sanitary facility design is very important for snack and bakery companies, especially those with legacy facilities. Facility design can help streamline the effectiveness and efficiency of regular sanitary procedures, as well.
Customers of ingredient handling equipment are focused on a wide mix of factors to come up with their optimal formulation. These include accuracy, traceability, food safety, automation, cleanability, efficiency, flexibility, batch quality and fire safety, manufacturers say.
Using cost-effective design solutions, food and beverage processing facilities can meet the rigorous performance demands required in a processing and production environment and, at the same time, focus on sustainability.
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On-Demand: Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.