5.4 million cases of foodborne illness occur annually in Australia alone. Poor production methods and sanitation at food processing facilities can spread bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, and E.coli.
Food safety is a global concern that aims to prevent food contamination. One mistake in food processing can cause hundreds of deaths, lawsuits, illnesses, and facility closures.
The facility, utensils, tools, and equipment must be cleaned regularly to prevent outbreaks and to ensure food safety from production to consumption.
2. Food Processing Floor
The type of flooring that is best for your facility depends on the type of product you are manufacturing, and what chemicals are used on the floor during cleaning. It must be a non-slip profile, durable and safe.
3. Safe Storage and Handling
Food handlers should be aware of temperature, humidity, and cross-contamination to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
4. Proper Waste Handling
Proper waste disposal is important to prevent bacteria or pests contaminating the food.
5. Pest Control
Detection and monitoring of pests help reduce the bacteria getting into food at any stage of production.