How Meat Packers can Improve Their HACCP Plan with Hygiene Automation


In this era of rapid technological advancements and ever-increasing pace, promoting food safety and quality assurance has become essential for meat packers. This is where the concept of hygiene automation comes into play. By harnessing the power of automation, meat packers can greatly enhance their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans, ensuring the highest level of hygiene and reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses. Check out our Hygiene Checklist for more helpful tips about food safety and quality assurance! 

A meat packing manager reviewing their facilities HACCP plan

Automated Hygiene Assists in Ensuring Meat Manufacturing Employees Meet Hygiene Standards

Meritech's boot scrubbers are designed to effectively remove dirt, debris, and harmful pathogens from the surface of the footwear. Equipped with sturdy bristles, they ensure thorough cleaning of the soles and sides of the shoes. By incorporating boot scrubbers into the hygiene automation system, meat packers can significantly reduce the risk of contamination and the potential introduction of pathogens into the facility. Learn more about our boot scrubber options!

In addition to boot scrubbers, the Sole Clean enhancements for EVO handwashing systems provide an extra layer of protection against pathogens. These enhancements are specifically designed to sanitize the shoe soles, eliminating any remaining bacteria or contaminants that may have survived the initial cleaning process. By utilizing powerful disinfectants and sanitizing agents, the Sole Clean enhancements ensure that employees' shoes are free from any potential sources of contamination. Learn more about enhancements for CleanTech® EVO!

Education for Meat Processing Employees Regarding Hygiene Automation Improving HACCP Plans

Knowledge is a fundamental part of building a food safety culture in your organization, which is critical to improve HACCP safety plans. The automated stations are designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, making them easy for employees to operate. However, it is crucial to conduct regular training sessions to ensure that all employees are fully aware of how to properly use the station and understand the importance of following hygiene protocols and ensuring a robust HACCP plan. Check out our Food Safety Toolbox for more tips and tricks regarding food safety in your facility! 

Two meat packing facility members reviewing their HACCP plan

During these training sessions, emphasize the significance of maintaining proper hygiene practices at all times. Educate employees on the potential risks of foodborne illnesses and the negative impact it can have on both the consumers and the company's reputation. By providing them with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of food safety, you can instill a sense of responsibility and accountability in every employee. 

Training sessions should cover the specific procedures for using the automated stations. This includes step-by-step instructions on how to effectively operate the Boot Scrubbers and Sole Clean enhancements for EVO systems. Demonstrate the correct techniques for scrubbing shoes and sanitizing soles, ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of the process. Check out how to utilize food safety culture training resources!