5 Daily Practices to Guarantee Food Safety Quality Assurance

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How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Fitness Facilities

School is back in session, and for many universities, team sports are also on the agenda. Individuals are starting to return to normal routines, which often means hitting the gym or attending a fitness class. Weight rooms and fitness facilities with shared equipment have always taken precautions to protect those who use them, but in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic, extra disinfection measures (using effective cleaning solutions) are being taken to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. 

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The Basics of Sanitation Solutions for Food Production Facilities

Effective cleaning and sanitation in food production facilities is critical for protecting both consumer health and your brand. Fortunately, outbreaks that result from poor sanitation are preventable with the help of good systems and the right products. Implementing sanitation solutions that work starts with understanding the basics.

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Effective Coronavirus Cleaning Solutions to Protect Private and Public Facilities

Although a full return to normal is not yet in the near future, we are increasingly reopening public and private facilities and interacting with each other more. This means we must remain vigilant about implementing cleaning solutions that help keep spaces safe. Even facilities that have always maintained a high standard of cleanliness—hospitals, schools, restaurants, and so on—need to take their practices to the next level.

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Key Considerations When Selecting the Right EPA-Registered Disinfectant

Disinfectants have never been more in the limelight than they are these days. Everybody is using them, and decision makers across all industries have to decide which products to use. Unfortunately, the best choice is not always crystal clear. In addition to consumers having a limited education about the nuances of disinfectants, sanitizers, and cleaners, some disreputable companies are muddying the waters by marketing products with false claims. 

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D7 Is Now a Kosher and Halal-Certified Disinfectant

The global pandemic has caused disinfectant manufacturers to scramble to get EPA-approved label claims, and it’s not surprising that many companies have seen a dramatic increase in production. Manufacturing of D7 is no exception. Before the pandemic, D7 was produced in two facilities. Because demand has increased significantly, it is now made in eight different locations. 

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5 Steps to Firefighter Turnout Gear Decontamination


Firefighting is dangerous for obvious reasons, but one of the less obvious risks is exposure to harmful carcinogens. Decontamination on the Fireground of turnout gear and equipment is critical for protecting firefighting professionals from unnecessary exposure to dangerous chemicals. Because of this, turnout gear decontamination should be part of regular training to the extent that it becomes second nature.

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Evaluating the Residual Value of a Chemical Disinfectant

The global pandemic has caused a dramatic increase in the use of chemical disinfectants and unfortunately, some of these include claims of residual efficacy against viruses. Many of these claims are false, and although EPA will pursue false claims, it can take time. In the meantime, it’s up to consumers and commercial disinfectant users to educate themselves about potentially false claims. 

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Many Threats, New Physical Contamination Standards

In addition to maintaining safe levels of bacteria in a food processing facility, FSQA managers must also take measures to prevent physical contamination. Any object that is not supposed to be in a food product can qualify as a physical contaminant, no matter how it got there. Whether it’s a piece of an olive pit in a container of hummus or something an employee dropped in a mixing vat, physical contamination presents serious risks to both consumers and food brands.

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Qualifications to Look for When Hiring FSQA Managers

Hiring an FSQA Manager is not a decision to be taken lightly. This person is responsible for ensuring that food quality and safety practices are correctly followed. When the right person is not in this role, the risks include a drop in quality and, in the worst case, an outbreak that negatively affects consumers and causes damage to your brand. In addition to the appropriate level of training and experience, the ideal FSQA Manager will also have certain qualities that make them more effective in their role.

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