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Paul Barnhill

Paul Barnhill

Paul Barnhill is Chief Operations Officer and head Engineer at Meritech, the leader in automated employee hygiene. He has over 28 years of experience working with professionals in food manufacturing, healthcare, and foodservice to understand the challenges they face when creating hygiene programs and how to overcome these obstacles through education and automated technologies. Helping food processing and packaging facilities produce safe and healthy products through hygiene excellence is a passion for him and he often speaks on best practices in hand hygiene, footwear sanitation, and the science behind pathogen removal.

Recent Posts by Paul Barnhill:

by Paul Barnhill, on June 5,2020

What is a Captive Footwear Program? A captive footwear program is truly the precipice of great footwear hygiene practices at any organization. “Captive” or “Zoned” footwear is a subcategory of …

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Topics:Footwear Hygiene ResourcesFood Processing

by Paul Barnhill, on May 28,2020

Choosing Footwear that is Easily Cleaned and Sanitized Not only is the hygiene method a key part of any footwear hygiene program, but the type of footwear used at your …

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Topics:Footwear Hygiene Resources

by Paul Barnhill, on March 30,2020

Now that you’ve created a food safety culture, it’s time to discuss how to maintain and reinforce this new culture at your facility. Please note this is the fourth post …

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Topics:Food Processing

by Paul Barnhill, on March 27,2020

This is the third article in our continued discussion about food safety culture, you can read the other posts here: 1. What is a food safety culture? 2. What can …

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Topics:Food Processing

by Paul Barnhill, on March 11,2020

Welcome to the second post in Meritech's continuing series on food safety culture! The previous post discussed the importance of building a food safety culture into your organization. This time, …

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Topics:Food Processing

by Paul Barnhill, on February 20,2020

Unquestionably, food safety is a primary focus for every food manufacturer. However, while a lot of effort is put into food safety processes and procedures, many of these don’t account …

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Topics:Food Processing

by Paul Barnhill, on June 20,2019

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 …

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Topics:Food Processing

by Paul Barnhill, on April 18,2019

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 …

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Topics:Cleanroom & Pharma

by Paul Barnhill, on May 15,2018

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 …

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Topics:Hand Hygiene Resources

by Paul Barnhill, on April 6,2016

If you're one of 22 million people setting sail on a cruise ship vacation this year, you should listen up! Even though cruise lines have taken steps recently to raise …

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Topics:Travel & Leisure