The Food Safety Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer our
readers insight into the state of food safety concerns across the industry. We
received hundreds of responses to this month’s survey on equipment and sanitation.
Food Safety Starts with StopLightTM
Krystal Gabert, Editor
Food safety is about planning, training and sanitation. But it’s also about the quipment you purchase and how it
integrates into your facility and existing food
As evident in the chart below, food manufacturers have differing policies for integrating new equipment into existing plans. Only
slightly more than half of readers report
choosing equipment that will fit into existing
plans, while the rest say they will change or
update plans to bend around new equipment.
As seen in the chart at right, Food
Manufacturing readers report consulting with
a wide range of outside food safety experts
when integrating equipment into machines.
This consultation typically comes after an initial discussion with food equipment vendors;
86.3 percent of readers say they “consult
with equipment vendors about food safety
concerns” before they buy new equipment for
their facilities. Just over 60 percent of survey
respondents even report that vendors “help
review food safety plans.” Considering such
When making an equipment purchase...
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