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UST Brushes & Brooms

What is Ultra Safe Technology (UST)? UST is an innovative line of brooms and brushes that utilizes enhanced bristle security units directly molded to the brush block, effectively removing any gaps or seams while offering unprecedented bristle...

Food-Grade Lubricant NSF Ratings

What do the NSF ratings mean for lubricants? H1 Rated: Lubricants with Incidental Food Contact(Food-Grade Lubricants) This product is acceptable as a lubricants with incidental food contact for use in and around food processing areas....

Broom Bristle Options

Flagged vs. Unflagged Broom Bristles Flagged (left), Unflagged (right) There are many options when looking at the bristles in your broom's material including stiffness, color,and flagged or unflagged bristles. Both flagged and unflagged...

Brush Sizing

Correctly sizing your brush is critical for optimal cleaning. When selecting the diameter of the brush used to clean the interior of tubing, pipes, drains, valves, etc., keep these tips in mind: The key to efficiency is maximum tip contact...

Wet Mop Basics

YARN VARIETIES Cotton: Good absorption and retention with limited shrinkage and a low initial cost. Requires a "break-in" period to remove natural oil and gain full absorbency of mop. Slow drying yarn promotes mildew and deterioration. Lints....

Trash Can & Liner Selection Guide

Choosing the correct liner and container for your application can help you alleviate issues like a liner that is too smalland falls into a can. A liner that is too large hangs over the side of the trash can, which is wasted money and plastic....

Understanding Combustible Dust

Combustible Dust is defined as a finely divided combustible particulate solid that presents a flash fire hazard or explosion hazard when suspended in air or the process-specific oxidizing medium over a range of concentrations. What exactly does that...

Hand Hygiene

According to the NSF Nonfood Compounds Registration Program "NSF is based on meeting regulatory requirements including FDA 21 CFR for appropriate use, ingredient and labeling review. Rated soaps and sanitizers are acceptablefor use in and around...

Proper Care & Cleaning of Sani-Safe® Cutlery

Frequent and prompt cleaning of cutlery after each use with non-caustic solutions and prompt towel drying will ensure the performance and beauty of your Sani-Safe cutlery products. We recommend adherence to the following guidelines to maximize...

Insect & Pest Control

In food processing environments pest control is a must, staying ahead of the game is important and necessary to avoid costly shut-downs.  Below is a comprehensive three-phase system designed by Insect-O-Cuter® to offer the best results for elimination o...

Disinfectant Mat™ Tips

Employees can track in a myriad of potential contaminants and unknowingly put an operation at risk each time they breezethrough a doorway to a production area. The effective use of a Disinfectant Mat™ provides a significant defense againstcross-contamination....

Pipe & Fitting Insulation

Why Insulate? Prevent contamination from condensation dripping off pipes. Easier to keep pipes clean. Saves energy. Avoid employee burns. Better temperature control of process or CIP lines. Reduce noise. Improve appearance. ...

Selecting the Right Wheel & Caster

Nelson-Jameson is your source for wheels and casters commonly found in the food industry. Not sure what you need? Call our material handling specialists, they will work with you to get you rolling...in a hurry! Shop Wheels & Casters...

Ice Melt Application Tips

Here are some helpful tips to remember when using ice melt to prevent icy sidewalks and driveways. USE IT! Whether it is in an effort to save money or time, skipping ice melt means that you are setting yourself up for slippery sidewalks, e...

MERV Ratings

What's a MERV...? Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is the established air filter industry rating that measures the effectiveness of air filters based on the ASHRAE rating.  The higher the MERV rating, the finer the filtration, meaning...

Cleaning vs. Sanitizing

Cleaning and sanitizing are often incorrectly used interchangeably. However, these two actions should be done together to ensure the safe production of high-quality dairy products, food, and drinks. Anything that comes into direct contact with food should...

Deep Cleaning & Sanitation To-Dos

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted normal operations for countless food and beverage manufacturers. Disruptions from future pandemics may occur due to limited staff because of layoffs, social distancing requirements, or sickness; additional sanitation...

Biofilms

Biofilms are hearty amalgams of microbiological activity that provide protection for microorganisms, and can form on a variety of surfaces in food processing environments, including stainless steel. A supercell of harborage, "Biofilms are complex...

Preparing New Cleaning Tools for Use

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....

How to Properly Open and Close Bucket Lids

Proper application and removal are essential in prolonging the lifespan of your buckets and lids, as well as keeping contents secure. A lid that is not applied correctly can lead to a loss of product for you or your customer. Follow these...

Color-Coding to Separate Allergens

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...

LED Lighting Solutions for Hazardous Locations

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.  Features: ...