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Best Strategies for Preventing Contamination in Pet Food Manufacturing

Ensuring the health and well-being of our beloved pets should always be at the forefront of our minds, and this includes the food they eat. Pet food manufacturers have a vital responsibility in safeguarding the quality of the food they create. A significant challenge that pet food manufacturers encounter prevention of harmful substances from entering pet food. These contaminants can range, but Salmonella and LIsteria are among the most commonly found contaminations in pet food manufacturing. In this blog, we'll explore the crucial strategies that can be employed by pet food manufacturers to ensure the safety of our pets.

Maintaining Cleanliness and Hygiene to Safeguard Pet Food Manufacturing from Contamination

contamination in pet food manufacturingTo ensure the safety and quality of pet food, pet food manufacturers must prioritize proper sanitation equipment and hygiene protocols. These strategies play a crucial role in reducing the risk of contamination in pet food manufacturing. By maintaining a clean and hygienic environment, and utilizing automated hand and footwear hygiene equipment, pet food manufacturers can significantly minimize the presence of harmful pathogens.

Meritech's automated hygiene equipment is a reliable solution in this regard. Our advanced CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Technology is capable of removing more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens, including Salmonella and Listeria, from both hands and footwear in just 12 seconds. This quick and efficient process ensures that any potential contaminants are effectively eliminated, safeguarding the health and well-being of our furry friends.

By implementing these sanitation measures, pet food manufacturers can provide pet owners with the assurance that their products are of the highest quality and free from any harmful contaminants. Maintaining a hygienic environment and utilizing automated hygiene equipment not only protects the health of pets but also reinforces the trust and confidence that pet owners have in the pet food industry.

Learn more about the "Why" of Meritech's Automated Hygiene Solutions here. 

Empowering Employees Through Training and Education to Safeguard Pet Food Manufacturing from Contamination

In addition to implementing proper sanitation and hygiene strategies, it is crucial to prioritize the proper training of employees to ensure their effectiveness.  Pet food manufacturers and suppliers can take advantage of Meritech's user-friendly equipment to leverage their automated hygiene stations for employee training on the correct hygiene procedures. This ensures that every employee is equipped with the knowledge and skills to maintain a safe and hygienic environment in pet food manufacturing. 

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Automated hygiene eases training headaches by simplifying the process of hand washing. With CleanTech® EVO Automated Handwashing Stations, all the proper manual steps that need to be frequently reviewed with employees turn into just three simple steps:

  1. Place your hands in the system palms down and fingers spread.
  2. Wait 12 seconds for the wash cycle to complete.
  3. Remove hands and dry with a paper towel - done!

Our systems also feature a full-color touchscreen display that constantly shows instructions on how to operate the system. While the hand wash cycle is underway, the screens additionally features a large countdown timer so that each user is aware of how long to keep their hands in the system.

Learn more about How CleanTech® EVO Stations Improve Hygiene Compliance here. 

Pet food manufacturers can implement strategies such as proper sanitation equipment, effective hygiene protocols, and proper employee training to reduce the risk of contamination. Meritech's automated hygiene equipment offers a reliable solution by removing harmful pathogens from hands and footwear in just 12 seconds and ensuring employee compliance with simple, proper training of hygiene equipment. By prioritizing these strategies, pet food manufacturers can provide high-quality and safe food for our furry friends, containment free!

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