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How Intelligent Drainage Choices Promote Food Safety

Posted February 20, 2017 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta

Every year food contamination and food-borne illnesses sicken and kill thousands of Americans and cost the food industry millions of dollars in brand damage, lost sales, and litigation expenses. The major cause of food contamination is harmful bacteria.

Flooring poses a significant hygienic challenge to food and beverage processing facilities because it is the area where waste, humidity, and physical stress are most prevalent. Drainage system components are installed in or below flooring, and it is often assumed that regular cleaning rids them of the types of bacteria that threaten food safety. Yet despite the well-intentioned efforts of food and beverage companies, contamination outbreaks continue and recalls occur all too frequently.

A hygienically designed and efficient drainage system forms a barrier between a contaminated sewer system and a clean production area. These newer drainage systems have been specifically designed and constructed to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter. Moreover, they are easier to clean and maintain than earlier drainage systems, and can be kept sanitary with minimal water requirements and production downtime.

Join a free webinar that will look at the severity of the food contamination crisis, outlining its causes and high costs, not only to the food and beverage industry, but to the health of its customers. The presentation will focus on ways that new drainage systems, through their design and construction, provide better choices for addressing food safety challenges by inhibiting both the growth and spread of harmful bacteria.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn why the current food contamination crisis is costing companies millions of dollars in damaged reputations, lost sales, recall expenses and litigation fees
  • Understand how drainage systems factor into this crisis and can harbor the types of bacteria that cause food-borne illness for millions of Americans every year and kill thousands
  • Learn how listeria, highly resilient bacteria, can live in a food processing or beverage production facility for years
  • Discover how new drainage systems can be designed and constructed to inhibit the growth of bacteria in food and beverage processing facilities

Webinar Details:

February 23 - Thursday (also available on-demand for 90 days after the live broadcast)

2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

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Re: How Intelligent Drainage Choices Promote Food Safety

02/20/2017 10:53 AM

We've got a decent mitigation and plan for safety as usual. It sucks so much when only money and politics comes in. In hunter x hunter anime series, there world was run buy the same guys who search for brilliant answers and guys with brilliant ways of destruction. The same brotherhood that divides and conquer, both of heroes and villains.

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Re: How Intelligent Drainage Choices Promote Food Safety

02/21/2017 9:45 AM

did you read the OP, or just find a reply button and press it while playing a video game?

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