All food processing equipment should be designed, used, and maintained with food safety principles in mind. Violations of these practices can cost companies thousands, if not millions, to resolve. It is important that companies consider not only the initial purchase price, but the total cost of ownership as well. Companies should also consider the cleanability and reliability of the equipment provided by suppliers who understand the principles of sanitary design. Supplier and CBT partner, ABB Baldor, has recently released their stainless steel motor ideal for food and beverage applications.