Antimicrobial treatments prevent contamination in the food processing industry

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The food processing industry is one of the most challenging industries to be in. With New Zealand’s high standards of hygiene, food manufacturers have a lot of stringent rules to adhere to. Fortunately, we can reduce the challenges and prevent future issues with our antimicrobial treatments.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to antimicrobial treatments because no two food processing plants are considered equal. The equipment and processes vary greatly between manufacturers and each need to be carefully assessed to ensure the right treatment solutions are applied.

We can’t stress the importance of scheduling professional antimicrobial treatments to ensure your food processing plant is fully hygienic. Cutting corners in the food processing industry can have nasty repercussions for your business and your consumers.

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Sanitising prevents bacterial contamination

We have several options for antimicrobial treatments and what we choose is based on a number of determining factors within your plant. Sanitisers are the most common anti-microbial treatments used.

Sanitisers can be applied to all surfaces to kill bacteria that could threaten your entire production. We hear of common bacteria to be aware of such as e.coli, listeria and salmonella and, all too often, consumers are taken down by the illnesses that come from ingesting these bacteria. For something that can be so easily avoided with the help of professionals, it makes us wonder if contaminated processing plants were taking the necessary food safety measures.

Sanitisers disinfect surfaces, removing any breeding grounds for bacteria.

With the ability to multiply at a very high rate, it’s extremely important to stop bacteria from creating biofilms where they can colonise.

That’s exactly what an antimicrobial treatment will do.

We treat all facets of food manufacturing

No matter how many pipes, ducts, vents or confined spaces you have in your food processing plant, we can treat all areas effectively.

Here are some food processing premises we have treated in the past and the list is always growing.

  • Bakeries
  • Meat processors
  • Poultry processors
  • Dairy factories
  • Wineries
  • Breweries
  • Snack manufacturers

It’s important to us that food manufacturers feel like they have the right people to turn to in ensuring they are meeting NZ food safety standards. While manufacturers are aware of the rules surrounding food processing, it’s impossible to see bacteria with the naked eye. Scheduled antimicrobial treatments give you peace of mind that your plant is always producing clean, hygienic food.

Like all of our jobs here at Rapid, customisation is key to ensuring our clients get the best possible service.

We don’t have generic solutions.

Every job is unique, no matter how similar it is to something we’ve seen before.

We will always assess the space before we come up with a plan on how best to treat it.

Antimicrobial treatments set you up for food safety audits

For manufacturers who do not have a consistent food safety cleaning process, food safety audits can be incredibly daunting.

You owe it to your consumers to schedule routine antimicrobial treatments but you also owe it to yourself to have peace of mind.

Food safety auditing is the backbone of NZ’s high food safety standards.

With accurate, non-biased reporting, food safety audits give manufacturers something to aspire to, enhancing their drive to create necessary processes for meeting food safety standards.

There is no getting around food safety auditing, it is a requirement of becoming a certified food manufacturer.

It is vital that each food processing plant has a process in place that ensures consistent and regular professional cleaning. This is where our antimicrobial treatments are hugely beneficial.

Regular antimicrobial treatments mean regular elimination of bacteria and full-scale sanitisation of your processing plant.

When it comes time for your food safety audit, you’ll know that potential bacteria growth will not be an issue.

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Peace of mind is invaluable when you work in the food processing industry.

As the most harmful issues cannot be seen with the naked eye, it’s almost impossible to have peace of mind without the help of a team of food safety cleaning professionals.

Antimicrobial treatments are a key component of running a food processing plant. As the presence of bacteria can have detrimental effects on your business and your consumers, regular sanitisation is crucial.

We understand the needs of our clients which is why we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our team will work outside your hours to avoid disruption to your operations.

Whatever we do or wherever we go, our motto remains the same – we do what others can’t or won’t do

Prevent issues from arising in your food processing plant and schedule routine antimicrobial treatments. The process is easy and it’ll give you the peace of mind you need to focus on other areas of your business. Call us today.

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