We all know that purchasing departments always tend to look for the cheapest options, be they raw materials or equipment. Sometimes the cheapest option will work – but a low initial investment often leads to long-term costs because equipment needs to be replaced more frequently and can increase the risk of food product contamination. Make sure your purchasing agents understand the long-term requirements and the food safety and quality implications, so they make the best decisions right from the beginning.
In the corporate world , it’s often easy to have too much focus on the “big picture”. While it’s important to keep the big picture in mind, your colour-coding solution must above all be practical. When designing your plan and selecting equipment, make sure to ask detailed questions like:
- Will the tool work in practice?
- Is it durable enough?
- Is it hygienically designed?
- Is it food contact compliant and accompanied by the appropriate documentation?
- How easy is it to store?
A Vikan representative can help you avoid these pitfalls when you call to arrange a Site Survey, after which we will develop a custom-designed colour-coding plan to make your operation as efficient, safe, hygienic – and pitfall free – as possible.
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