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What Food Safety Culture Are You Creating?

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CBT's Hygienic Design Specialist, Larry Hecker, writes another edition of his Sanitation Tech Tip discussing the importance of a compliant food safety culture.

Sanitation Tech Tip: Happy Birthday FSMA

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Ten years ago, in January of 2011, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law. The message from lawmakers was clear, responding to outbreaks of foodborne illness was not enough for food manufacturers; they had to become proactive in preventing outbreaks from happening. In the ten years since then, everyone along the supply chain has had to alter the way they go to business in order to comply with the new FDA standards.

WEBINAR: Risky Business - 9 Hygienic Design Mistakes to Avoid

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In the Food and Beverage industry, perfection is the standard. When 99.99% food safety compliance is considered subpar, having a hygienically designed plant floor can mean the difference between maximum production or costly recalls. Join Larry Hecker, CBT’s top Sanitation Specialist, as he shares the most common hygienic design mistakes that occur on the plant floor and, more importantly, how you can avoid them.

Sanitation Tech Tip: ABB's New Food Safe Line

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Contaminants and microorganisms can be growing in your food plant at alarming rates while remaining completely invisible to the human eye. Luckily, CBT partner, ABB Dodge, has created their unique Food Safe product line that mitigates contamination risks to keep consumers, employees, and facilities safe.

Sanitation Tech Tip: Is Your Sanitation Program in Need of a Tune Up?

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In the past few yearsfood manufacturers and regulators have become more and more vigilant for environmental pathogens with issues triggering swab-a-thons and, in the worst-case scenario, product recalls. A robust sanitation system can help protect your plant and your consumers.

Sanitation Tech Tip: What We Can Learn from Food & Beverage Plants

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As we face the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are being told to wash our hands, limit contact with others, sneeze into our arms, and stay home if we feel ill. In other words, live like we work in a food plant. Food and beverage companies across the country have been implementing these hygienic precautions for decades, but there may still be room for improvement.

Sanitation Tech Tip: Antimicrobial Lighting

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Upgrade your current lighting fixtures with the state-of-the-art antimicrobrobrial lighting technology from CBT partner Hubbell. This innovative equipment drastically reduces the risk of product contamination and can easily retrofit over your current ballasts.

Sanitation Tech Tip: IP vs NEMA Ratings

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IP and NEMA ratings can be confusing when you don't know the differences between the two. CBT Sanitation Expert, Larry Hecker, breaks down what you need to know.