automation. Automating tedious work will remove human error
and provide peace of mind that your facility is being cleaned
properly. In addition, while every situation can vary, processors
can experience up to 50 percent water reduction and 30 percent
reduction in chemical costs when automating these processes.
A clear understanding of the jobs that need boots on the ground
will allow you to hire the right size crew for the right tasks while
minimizing the risk of poor sanitation and wasted resources.
3. Implement Reporting Automation
Trusting an outside labor company with your facility’s
sanitation can be difficult, especially considering the costs of a
food safety recall — both indirect and direct — as well as the
long-term financial and environmental effects of excess chemical
and water usage.
Choosing to unbundle contract labor with sanitation chemistry
is the first step in taking control. Second, is implementing
reporting automation software.
Reporting automation software allows processors to keep track
of the resources outsourced crews are utilizing. Not only will
this knowledge help eliminate waste, it will ensure that enough
chemicals are being used to effectively sanitize the plant.
FSMA regulations also require access to documented sanitation
data, which automated reporting technology provides. If your
plant is audited for FSMA compliance, having this data at hand is
key for a successful inspection.
Follow A Responsible Outsourcing Model
Anything but absolute transparency when it comes to plant
sanitation puts your brand’s reputation at risk. A recall not only
causes a devastating financial burden, it can lead to litigation, a
decline in stock value or government fines.
While employing an in-house sanitation crew is the ideal
scenario, that’s not always a viable solution. Outsourcing
sanitation labor in a way that mitigates food safety risks
is possible with the right amount of communication and
collaboration between all parties.
Bundling contract labor with sanitation chemicals puts the
power into the hands of the labor company and leaves you in the
dark. Are you willing to put your brand’s reputation at risk?
Bundling services and products,
like contract labor and sanitation
chemicals, removes the transparency
that processors need to ensure
they’re getting what they’ve paid for
and that their plant is being cleaned
properly and safely.
My plant runs on Total. Shouldn’t yours?
Optimum food safety is my number one priority. That’s why
I trust TOTAL NEVASTANE Food Grade Lubricants to keep my
production lines running. Backed with major safety
certifications, I know we’re supplying a reliable product.
For a distributor in your area, call Total Customer
Service at (800) 323-3198 or visit totalspecialties.com.