Food Industry Safety Laws Focusing on Prevention
Producers and consumers alike have a heightened awareness of the importance of sanitary processing conditions in the food industry. In the past month alone, the United States has seen salmonella in its peanut butter and related products; possible metallic foreign objects in its organic bread; and E. coli bacteria in ground beef. The continuing meningitis outbreak, while arising in the pharmaceutical industry, also thrusts the need for contamination prevention into the public eye.
As the vast Food Safety Modernization Act continues implementation, food facilities are reviewing their existing processes and equipment, taking measures to prevent contamination, and continually monitoring these systems for effectiveness, making additional changes as necessary. Compliance also includes science-based standards for the safe production (and harvesting) of fruits and vegetables. On the FDA’s part, they are working to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their inspection systems, as well as increasing scrutiny of food imports. Non-compliant food companies face stiff fines.
Our thorough understanding of sanitary standards, extensive technical expertise and world class product line of sanitary process equipment allows us to assist our food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical industry customers with a range of solutions – and, ultimately, to protect customers. Contact us at 800-800-8464 for assistance with your sanitary process applications.