Food Processors Must Be Proactive in Sanitary and Hygienic Design
The article discusses the importance of following sanitary design principles and regulations in the food industry to ensure safe food manufacturing. Different regulations from governmental bodies or private organizations must be adhered to, and failure to comply can put businesses and consumers at risk. Sanitary design standards are incorporated into food safety systems to minimize the risk of contamination. The article also highlights the Principles of Sanitary Design developed by the American Meat Institute and the Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education. These principles focus on equipment design to reduce the risk of food contamination. The flooring and drainage systems in food facilities are also critical components of maintaining a hygienic environment. The choice of floor type, proper installation, and regular inspections are necessary to prevent contamination. Overall, the article emphasizes the importance of proactive management of risks and adherence to sanitary design best practices in the food industry.