It’s common to think of sanitation as third-shift work that ends the production day. But given that workers ensure the plant is clean and ready to operate, it’s preferable to consider sanitation as the beginning of production, or “shift zero.”
Sanitation made simple: The use of contract sanitation services enables meat and poultry plant operators to sidestep the burden of hiring, training and managing workers while ensuring a full complement of cleaning personnel.
Deciding whether to use contract sanitation firms or stay with in-house personnel is a key issue for meat and poultry processors. While there are potential benefits for each, the optimal method depends on the needs of plants.
The meat and poultry industry must constantly seek food-safety solutions that are superior to those currently in place. With that in mind, we offer three food-safety concerns facing businesses in 2017 and 10 questions that every company should ask regarding FSMA.
The approach taken by the departing administration relied for eight years on comprehensive regulations to create a safer food supply. The new administration, led by President Donald Trump, on the other hand, believes complex regulation actually impedes progress.
Food safety is truly a non-competitive issue. Many of us recall when this declaration was adopted by the boards of directors of all major food trade associations and the collaborations that underpinned and were amplified by this declaration.
On demand Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.
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.
In this educational webinar, Packer Sanitation Services, Inc. will cover better ways to maintain food safety with quality equipment while keeping employees safe. New blender cleaning solutions that don't involve energizing will be discussed. Attendees will walk away with knowledge that will help them strive towards improved safety conditions in food processing plants that utilize blenders. Read More
The June 2017 issue of Independent Processor features our cover story on how Wagonhoffer Meats is bringing back the rabbit as a healthy meat source, a preview of the 78th AAMP Convention, and much more.