Sanitation & Janitorial
- July 06, 2023
Every year, destructive and deadly dust-related fires and explosions affect a wide range of industries around the globe, including the food processing industry.
According to the 2021 Combustible Dust Incident Report Summary by Dust Safety Science, in the United States alone, there has been an average of 133 fires, 30 explosions, 39 injuries, and one to six fatalities per year (between 2016 and 2021).
To help manage dust-related fires, flash fires, and explosion hazards, the NFPA® introduced NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust .
All facilities that handle or produce combustible dust, or particulate solids that may become dust, are at risk of a potential dust explosion. NFPA 652 defines combustible dust
- May 23, 2023
This webinar provides crucial information on preventing and mitigating combustible dust hazards, emphasizing the potential dangers posed by fine particles in specific environments, including the risk of fires, explosions, and safety hazards for personnel. Enhance your awareness and knowledge of combustible dust dangers by watching the Dust Busters Webinar, led by industry-leading experts in dust hazard prevention. The webinar covers essential topics such as understanding combustible dust explosions, conducting site dust hazard assessments, implementing mitigation strategies, and addressing frequently asked questions. Tailored for individuals in plant operations, the webinar is particularly relevant for those in processing facilities, manufacturing plants, and similar environments prone to generating combustible dust.
- May 09, 2022
In a food processing facility, there are some hazards that can be easily spotted with the human eye: a color-coded tool in the wrong portion of the plant, a visibly-soiled food contact surface, a leaking/corroded hose, etc. However, there are a plethora of hidden and sometimes even invisible threats looming. One potentially fatal threat in food facilities that may linger out of sight is DUST.
What is combustible
- April 25, 2022
A pest control plan is necessary within all food processing facilities. The key to controlling pests is through prevention, defense, and management measures. As warmer weather approaches, it is the perfect time to check your insect electrocutor units to make sure they are working properly, and to do an annual bulb change. This is also a prime time to review your overall pest control program.
We know controlling pests is a challenge. This is why we have a diverse line of Pest Control Products. From insect elimination products and insecticides, to foggers and rodent control—we have everything you need to help keep pests out of your plant.
Another essential part of any pest control
- January 17, 2022
Color-coding allows for easy and quick communication of information essential for food safety. Designating critical control areas and zones helps your sanitation program by ensuring that the tools stay in the areas in which they are meant to be used, doing jobs they are meant to do.
Color-coded programs also help avoid bacterial and allergen cross-contamination within a facility or from one application to another, allowing you to maintain a safe food processing facility.
Consider bringing in help to develop and maintain a color-coded program.
Contact our Product Specialists for assistance today!
- January 07, 2022
The Incoplas® LED Hybrid Hazloc, from Shat-R-Shield®, is a durable multi-purpose and corrosion-resistant LED lighting solution that can be used in heavy industrial applications where hazardous location lighting is required.
- Specifically designed to withstand moisture, dust, chemicals, salt spray, and harsh environments.
- Uses thermally conductive engineered polymers to extract heat away from the light source and offer consistent heat dissipation.
- Significant weight reduction over comparable aluminum fixtures.
- Multiple mounting options to choose from.
- November 22, 2021
This content emphasizes the significance of proper disinfection in the food industry, particularly in food processing equipment, to eliminate pathogens and ensure a hygienic environment. While traditional chemicals have been integral in the cleaning process, Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light has emerged as an effective complementary disinfection method. UV-C light utilizes short wavelengths to rapidly deactivate and eliminate microorganisms such as bacteria, mold, and viruses. After a thorough standard cleaning, UV-C light is employed to reach into hard-to-reach places, enhancing the effects of traditional cleaning solutions and providing superior sanitation. The content introduces the Aurora UV Disinfecting Device from SMS Technologies as a state-of-the-art UV-C technology for efficient and easy cleaning of food processing equipment. Additionally, the nUVaCleanTM UV Pipette Carousel is highlighted as the first pipette rack that not only organizes and protects pipettes but also destroys over 99%
- October 01, 2021
As most in the food industry know, looking clean isn't the same as actually being clean. Though a new cleaning tool may appear to be ready for use right away, especially those sealed in plastic pouches, they need to be prepped for their first use. Here are a few steps that should be taken to ensure all new tools are ready for use in food production facilities:
- Remove Labels
It is essential to completely remove any label and adhesive, as the sticky residue can
be a trap for debris and bacteria. This task is most easily done when dry, but if there is residual stickiness, simply use a towel with warm soapy water, or a towel soaked in vinegar to remove anything left behind.
- Clean the Tool
Since most tools are not produced in factory settings with the same rigorous sanitation requirements as food manufacturing, it is highly recommended to put new tools through an industrial dishwasher, or hand wash them prior to their first
- Remove Labels
- July 27, 2021
Ensuring the proper application and removal of lids is paramount for preserving the longevity of your buckets and lids while maintaining the secure containment of contents. Incorrectly applied lids pose a risk of product loss. The precise application of lids not only safeguards the contents from potential contamination but also plays a crucial role in preventing spills or leaks. Consistent adherence to correct application and removal procedures not only extends the lifespan of the containers but also contributes to overall operational efficiency, minimizing the likelihood of product wastage and ensuring a reliable containment system for your valuable goods.