HACCP International certification is a globally recognized benchmark of food safety, and as such is an important set of criteria for businesses eager to gain access to lucrative export markets.
Cost and Consequences
If a facility is going to be involved in processing, packaging, producing, or storing food and beverage produce, then the impact of the site’s future activity on the floor needs to be carefully considered to ensure that the everyday operations won’t deteriorate the floor finish and lead to an unhygienic, unsafe, and unsightly environment.
Failing to choose the right floor finish can have a long list of unwanted consequences for a food producer. Not only could a cracked, porous, or failing surface become a prime site for unsanitary bacteria buildup, but it can also make the site unsafe for staff and unable to meet government regulations, thereby incurring expensive renovation costs.
Once identified, it is important to discuss the demands that will be placed on the floor with the supplier and contractor to ensure that the specified solution will be able to provide a clean, safe, and effective surface for an extended period of time.
McNeece is managing director of Flowcrete Americas. Reach him at 936-539-6700.