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Food safety and the avoidance of cross contamination is a key driver behind the stringent hygiene rules and health and safety legislation that is directed at the food and beverage industry. It is also a major management concern as a failure in compliance can result in the recall and destruction of thousands of products sooner or later in the production process, which could damage brand integrity and the company's reputation.
Control internal hygiene
Preventing cross contamination from microbes or ingredients requires a hygienically clean environment while a visibly clean site reassures customers and visitors.
Vikan's colour-coded solution provides a pragmatic approach to the food and beverage sector's challenges of ensuring efficient hygienic cleaning and a safe physical environment. Our system delivers effective but simplified cleaning procedures specially developed to support and document HACCP objectives by delivering enhanced levels of cleanliness, even where language barriers may exist.
Avoid cross contamination
Our colour-coding system lowers the risk of cross contamination as tools used in different food preparation areas are kept visibly separate, as are those used in packing plants or in washing and toilet facilities.
Site audits identify critical areas where cross contamination and food safety issues can arise, and also consider the practical operational requirements, such as employee shifts, cleaning protocols and ingredients used. Using this information, Vikan generate an activity based plan of the production facility that visually defines zones, and assigns each zone a colour of cleaning tools and hanging brackets.
Vikan's zoning of activity areas generates a factory map that identifies where the tool hanging brackets are located, and provides a list of the cleaning tools stored there. Implementation of the system results in the award of a Vikan hygiene certificate, which along with copies of the map and tool lists can be stored in the HACCP file to document compliance.