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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by Meritech, on May 8,2020

The importance of hygiene has been thrust to the forefront of organizational processes and procedures in light of the recent pandemic. However, for food manufacturing and packaging facilities the threat …

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by Meritech, on April 30,2020

In just a few short weeks, novel coronavirus COVID-19 has changed the entire world. Depending on where you live, simply leaving one's home can be encumbered with numerous restrictions and …

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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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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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by Joe Johnson, on March 20,2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a phone conference for the food industry Wednesday, March 18 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Frank Yiannas, the deputy commissioner of …

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Topics:Food ProcessingFood Service & RetailCOVID-19

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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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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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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by Jil Di Rito, on April 9,2018

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? According to the …

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