If you’re ready to add a new piece of food processing equipment to your production facility, or it’s time to renovate your operations, there are many food safety considerations you’ll need to address to protect the integrity of your product and the safety of your personnel.
To upgrade your food processing equipment and maintain your food safety standards, pay attention to the following:
- Impact of food processing equipment upgrades on traffic flow
- Use of food-safe construction materials in all areas affected by the renovations
- Potential impact on nearby food production lines not part of the retrofit
Stick around and we’ll dig into each of these important food processing equipment upgrade considerations in more detail.
1. Impact of Food Processing Equipment Upgrades on Traffic Flow
When renovating a food processing facility or installing new food processing equipment, expect the flow of foot traffic through the facility to change. One thing that should never change, however, is your employee’s strict adherence to good manufacturing practices (GMP).… Read more
Stainless steel tanks. Centrifugal pumps. Filling and packaging machines. Heat exchangers. What do these types of food processing equipment have in common? They’re all susceptible to normal wear and tear. Some wear is cosmetic and doesn’t affect performance or the integrity of your product. Other wear, however, can be an early warning sign of equipment failure. In this post, we’ll share our easiest maintenance tips for preventing food processing equipment breakdowns and reducing costly downtime.
Routine Maintenance Beats Routine Equipment Failure
Keeping up with the regular maintenance of your food processing equipment takes time out of your day. No doubt about it. And, while you may be able to skip a few spot-checks here and there, eventually it could catch up with you. So, the simplest, easiest thing you can do to help prevent equipment breakdown is to follow the manufacturer’s recommended preventative maintenance schedule. Often, that means regularly inspecting and lubricating parts, swapping worn components with new ones and keeping a detailed equipment maintenance log of what was done and when.… Read more
While this may be shocking, milk can be a very corrosive liquid to certain metals. If you work with milk pasteurization and processing, you will want to be sure you get the right type of metal to house your milk. This will ensure that your products will last for years.
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