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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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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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Food Safety Audits & Next Steps

March 6,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Hygiene in Food Processing

Food Safety Audits - What To Do Next?

When an internal food safety audit reveals holes in your safety and sanitation processes, take heart. Considering the frequency of foodborne illness outbreaks, product recalls and food poisoning lawsuits, identifying potential problems before they occur is a good thing. Fixing small issues prevents them from ballooning into major incidents involving alienated vendors and customers, damaged brand reputation, and regulatory violations.

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Responsible Management and Keeping Your Team Safe

October 16,2014 | by Paul Barnhill

Hygiene in Food Processing

With the explosive growth in the spread of Norovirus and other pathogens, the role of the team lead or manager in the food chain supply and logistics field has expanded to cover personnel hygiene. From the plant operations manager to the manager at the corner market or sandwich shop, keeping your team healthy by training them in hygienic practices not only protects your team from foodborne illness, but also protects the general public, too.

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