The Power of Foam: What Is a Deep Clean?

Daily sanitation is essential for keeping unwanted bacteria at bay in a food processing environment, but it’s also important to do periodic deep cleans. The intent of daily sanitation is to consistently keep bacteria at safe levels and to prevent the formation of biofilms on surfaces. By regularly treating work surfaces, equipment, walls, ceilings, and floors, bacteria are not able to rapidly multiply, potentially causing an outbreak. 

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Clean Floors Efficiently with Power FT Pelletized Quaternary Floor Treatment

Although many people outside the food processing industry don’t think much about how bacteria and other pathogens are transferred from one place to another, FSQA managers are constantly figuring out ways to prevent cross-contamination. When personnel or equipment go from one zone to another, they can bring unwanted bacteria with them, unless measures are taken to prevent this. Much of the focus is on handwashing and preventing the transfer of pathogens from hands to equipment, but floors are also a significant consideration. Regularly cleaning and sanitizing floors can help prevent outbreaks caused by cross-contamination in a facility. 

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ASFV: How Do You Get Swine Fever, Anyway?

Those who work in farms or food processing environments must be concerned about the spread of disease, not just to workers and consumers, but also among livestock. When disease spreads among animals raised for consumption, the outcomes can be disastrous for herds and costly for business owners. Being aware of the potential risks and taking steps to prevent disease from affecting herds in the first place is the best way to keep animals healthy and protect your investments. 

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Beyond Food and Biosecurity: D7 and Disaster Recovery

Many FSQA managers are adopting D7 sanitizer for food safety applications, such as daily sanitation and biofilm removal in food processing environments. However, this isn’t the only industry that can benefit from the science behind this innovative chemical solution. In the aftermath of natural disasters, bacteria and other pathogens increase the risk of infection and disease.

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PED and Hog Farm Sanitation

Pigs may be notoriously dirty animals, but wallowing in mud is, in fact, a way for them to stay healthy by preventing overheating. However, when a sty is not properly cleaned, this otherwise acceptable wallowing could lead to illness and disease. For hog farms, porcine disease can have dire effects, especially if it spreads among the herd and infects other animals.

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From Then to Now: The Evolution of FSQA Standards

The primary goal of an FSQA manager has always been to maintain food safety standards. However, the role has changed over the years with the emergence of modern technology, increased consumer interest in food safety, and more rigorous regulatory standards.

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Beyond Food and Biosecurity: D7 as a Playground Sanitizer

Playgrounds and other areas where children gather are notorious for having higher levels of germs and bacteria.

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Beyond Food and Biosecurity: D7 and Meth Remediation

Almost two decades ago, meth made in home labs was such a problem that Congress passed a law in 2005 that limited the amount of pseudoephedrine (one of its key ingredients) individuals could purchase in a given period of time.

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7 Unexpected Areas of Cross-Contamination in Food Processing Facilities

Cross-contamination in food processing facilities can happen in a number of ways, and not all of them are as visible as you might expect.

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Featured Product: Spray wagon

One challenge biosecurity professionals face is having the necessary equipment to efficiently and effectively disinfect multiple areas.

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