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The Wash Podcast: An Intro to Footwear Hygiene in Food Processing

August 26,2019 | by Jennifer Taylor, MBA

Footwear Hygiene, Podcasts, Hygiene in Food Processing

Welcome to The Wash, your trusted resource for the latest and greatest in public health and hygiene, where we will tackle topics like hand hygiene, best practices in footwear sanitization, creating an employee hygiene program and more!

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Infographic: A Comparison of Manual vs. Automated Handwashing

July 29,2019 | by Jennifer Taylor, MBA

The Power of Automation, Hand Hygiene, Hygiene in Food Processing, infographics

All around us exist harmful pathogens that cause illness and infection, and they are most commonly spread by human hands and feet. No matter how stringent your hand washing procedures and SSOPs are, humans are prone to variability and error, resulting in poor hand hygiene and increased risk of spreading pathogens. That’s why Meritech invented CleanTech®: automatic handwashing technology that guarantees proper hygiene to reduce the spread of infection and harmful pathogens. 

So how does CleanTech® guarantee improved hand hygiene? The secret is in the automation! The below infographic illustrates the differences between a traditional manually-conducted hand wash and an automated one conducted in a CleanTech® system. 

Want to learn more about hand hygiene best practices? Visit our blog and listen to episode 1 of our new podcast series The Wash where we will discuss topics like hand hygiene, best practices in footwear sanitization, creating an employee hygiene program, and more!

Manual vs Automated Handwashing infographic

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The Wash Podcast: Hand Hygiene 101 in Food Processing

July 1,2019 | by Jennifer Taylor, MBA

Hand Hygiene, Podcasts, Hygiene in Food Processing

Welcome to The Wash, your trusted resource for the latest and greatest in public health and hygiene, where we will tackle topics like hand hygiene, best practices in footwear sanitization, creating an employee hygiene program, and more!

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Is Your Shoe Sanitizer Solution Compromising Food Safety?

June 20,2019 | by Paul Barnhill

The Power of Automation, Footwear Hygiene, Hygiene in Food Processing

An effective shoe sanitizing program is critical in preventing employee work shoes from contaminating food production zones and ultimately finished food products. In this blog, we'll explore why standard practices for shoe sanitation in food safety don't work and what you can do to implement a footwear hygiene program that keeps pathogens from entering your food production zones.

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The Best Work Boots for Boot Scrubber Efficacy

May 21,2019 | by Paul Barnhill

Footwear Hygiene

Choosing the Best Work Boots to Use with Boot Scrubbers

 

Protection, comfort and durability are typically the main considerations when first evaluating a footwear solution for your food production facility. However, many companies forget to consider boot design as a crucial factor when implementing a successful footwear hygiene program for food safety. In this blog post, we'll review what types of footwear are best to use with boot scrubbers  and which work boots to avoid in order to reduce the spread of pathogens in your food production facility.

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Clean Room Classification: Design, Redesign & Compliance

April 18,2019 | by Paul Barnhill

Hygiene in Clean Rooms

Clean room classification is one of the most complex – yet essential – parts of designing and building a clean room. There are many important questions that need to be asked when planning for, designing and setting up your clean room. In this blog we explain how hygiene automation equipment can reduce or eliminate the risk of cross-contamination and bioburden while meeting clean room design requirements.

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Introducing the Sole Clean Dry Step for Dry Environment Footwear Sanitization

August 2,2018 | by Meritech

The Power of Automation, Footwear Hygiene, Meritech News

Meritech’s newest addition to their line of fully automated footwear sanitizing systems, the Sole Clean Dry Step, is a fully automated footwear sanitizing system  designed for dry and semi-dry production facilities. 

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Introducing ProTech XV High Volume Employee Hygiene Systems

June 19,2018 | by Jennifer Taylor, MBA

The Power of Automation, Footwear Hygiene, Meritech News

Meritech’s newest addition to their line of fully automated hand and footwear sanitizing systems, the ProTech XV, is a bi-directional walk-through system designed to handle large groups of employees entering and exiting production areas.

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The Importance of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Cross Contamination

May 15,2018 | by Paul Barnhill

Hand Hygiene

Everyone understands the importance of good hand hygiene, but the reality is that out in the real world… most people don’t understand the power of hand hygiene to reduce the spread of disease.

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Importance of Automated Employee Hygiene in Food Processing and Packaging

April 9,2018 | by Jil Di Rito

The Power of Automation, Footwear Hygiene, Hand Hygiene, Hygiene in Food Processing

Most food production and packaging professionals understand the importance of good hand hygiene, but how many understand the potential pitfalls of even the most strictly enforced SOP’s?

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