FT213 3335 Wells_Half page ad for NZ Foodtech_102x286mm_FAd.indd 2 www.foodtechno2l4o/g11y./c20o1.n6z 1:532 P5M FOOD SAFETY IS A NO. 1 PRIORITY Food safety is a broad term, but simply put, consumers need to be confident the food they will eat and feed to their children and pets is not harmful in any way, shape or form. Harm can come from a number of areas, commonly being microbial (bad bacteria), foreign objects, allergens (eight common ones and several other uncommon) and cross contamination. All food processors are HACCP accredited or similar, which stands for Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points. Control points exist in many areas of a food processing plant and it is critical to know where and what the control points are and put in place the best possible management systems to understand and control them. Common Control Points are cleaning, temperature of cool rooms, and calibration / validation of metal / x-ray detection among many others. GMP & 5S – Assists Food Safety Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) should be a top priority. If these management policies and systems are in place, then managing food safety becomes much easier and sustainable. ‘5S’ is one such management system that not only aids food safety but can deliver greater efficiencies, less wastage and greater output of quality product, leading to greater returns. Take cleaning for example – a classic Critical Control Point which, if not done correctly, can lead to microbial contamination of food and serious cross contamination. What price do we put on a product recall? Wells Hygiene has developed products and programmes which greatly assist quality and operation personnel to deliver safer food products with greater efficiency. Wells’ 5S Shadow Boards and storage systems provide a means to apply 5S to all aspects of hygiene control in factories. Using high quality FDA / EU Approved Vikan colour-coded cleaning and food handling tools, mounted hygienically to Wells-designed 5S shadow boards, has helped many food and beverage processing companies achieve best practice in this space. Add to that, the most extensive and effective range of detectable plastics to reduce and manage risks of foreign objects, and food safety can better be achieved and managed. Wells Hygiene offers a free site survey service where they will work consultatively with team members to solve problems and help deliver safer products efficiently.
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