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Automated Handwashing Stations for Food Safety

Hygiene made easy for food processing, food packaging and food manufacturing



Automated Hygiene Equipment for Food Safety

Proper hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of dangerous pathogens. Unfortunately, making sure your team is following all hygiene SOPs to ensure food safety each and every time is difficult. So can you overcome the variability of human behavior and ensure handwashing compliance for food safety at your facility?

Our fully automated handwashing stations for food manufacturing is clinically proven to remove more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens in seconds. We also offer educational guides and resources such as employee handwashing posters and food safety day kits to help you reinforce proper hygiene behaviors with your team. 

Automated Handwashing Stations and Footwear Hygiene Equipment for Food Safety

We've spent three decades developing and perfecting technology that blends engineering, science, and chemistry to automate the process, overcome human variability and provide a vastly more effective and consistent hygiene event. 


CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Stations for
Food Safety

Remove more than 99.9% of pathogens from hands in a 12-second hand wash cycle with automated handwashing stations.

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Automated Footwear Hygiene Systems for Industrial Food Processing Environments

Provide more effective footwear sanitation for food safety in the most demanding food manufacturing environments. 

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Hygiene Solutions Designed for Pathogen Reduction in
Food Manufacturing 

Environmentally friendly and effective hygiene solutions for food processing have added conditioners for healthy skin. 

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CleanTech® is trusted by industry leaders to improve food safety

Overcome the variability of human behavior and ensure effective employee hygiene by providing a standardized, clinically-validated, and documentable handwash with CleanTech® automated hygiene systems.

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“After installing Meritech equipment, we have become SQF certified and that has opened new doors for our products. Our older 2000S model hand washer unit is still passing all USDA and SQF inspections, and I cannot express how much we rely on the continued operation and service of this unit. The reliability and performance of our unit has surpassed our expectations.”
"The automated wash system we have has been wonderful. The system has added a higher level of cleanliness of personnel and more productivity to the production group by moving a large group of people at one time after breaks and lunch. Our customers and auditors have been impressed and we have nothing but good things to say about the automated washing system. We have now added a second shift at the first of the year and the system has continued to perform very well." 
“The service you guys provide is excellent! It really helps out our company and all of our hand washing needs. Whenever we need a technician to come out and service our equipment you guys do it in a timely manner. We appreciate all the good service and equipment that you guys provide”
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“We have had absolutely no mechanical problems with the hand wash systems since they were installed. Our customers and employees like the systems. I like that each machine has a compliance counter so that management can verify that they are being used...I am very pleased to be a Meritech customer and would recommend your hand wash systems to others in the food industry.”

Why Automated Handwashing Stations for Food Safety are Better:


Automated hygiene systems help build effective employee hygiene SSOPs for food safety.


Proven in certified, independent laboratories to remove more than 99.9% of pathogens from hands.


Fast and easy for users, regardless of age, language or skill level to eliminate 99.9% of pathogens from their hands.


Designed for optimal pathogen reduction when used in Meritech automated hygiene systems.


75% less water and waste compared to manual handwashing.

Increase Handwashing Compliance with Automated Handwashing Stations for Food Safety

Poor hygiene significantly impacts the health and safety of food manufacturing employees, food safety, and ultimately—your customers. No matter how stringent your food safety handwashing procedures and SSOPs are, humans are prone to variability and error, resulting in poor hand hygiene in food processing and the spread of harmful pathogen at your food production facility. 

Meritech automated handwashing stations for food safety eliminate cross-contamination risk from hands and footwear with fully automated, validated, and standardized employee hygiene technology that is: 

  • Clinically proven to consistently remove 99.9% of harmful pathogens
  • Helps increase hygiene compliance by up to 400%
  • Integrates seamlessly into your facility’s location and hygiene program
  • Exceeds FSMA, FDA and USDA regulatory safety and sanitation requirements
  • Makes hygiene compliance monitoring and documentation effortless
  • Feels fantastic and softens skin with each wash for long-term improved skin health
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Clinically Validated Automated Handwashing Stations for Food Manufacturing and Food Safety

400InstallExample2_2019Website_1200x800-1We have conducted extensive efficacy studies in FDA-certified laboratories to prove that CleanTech® handwashing stations consistently remove more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens with each wash cycle. These studies were conducted on CleanTech® equipment using Meritech Hygiene Solutions. These independent laboratories specialized in topical antimicrobials and the science of hands and used the ASTM hand hygiene testing that is mandated by the FDA in the Guidelines for Healthcare Hand Hygiene TFM to test our CleanTech® systems.

The ASTM hand hygiene testing is only standard in the United States for validating hand hygiene effectiveness, and this standard employs the “Glove Juice Test Methodology” which is administered in a controlled environment that minimized the variables that affect skin hygiene testing.

Across these studies it was validated that Meritech’s CleanTech® automated handwashing stations for food production remove more than 99.9% of pathogens from hands during each 12-second cycle.

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Consistently Effective Automated Handwashing Stations for Food Processing and Packaging

Handwashing is the most powerful defense against the transmission of pathogens, but humans are prone to error, leaving room for contamination in your food manufacturing or food packaging facility. CleanTech® automated handwashing stations for food safety provide a hand wash that exceeds FSMA, FDA and USDA requirements in 12 seconds, every time. By automating the handwashing process, you remove the variability of human behavior, in turn reducing your risk of a recall or food outbreak and increasing employee compliance with handwashing procedures for food safety at your facility. 

While we are certainly proud of our innovative automated handwashing stations, Meritech is more than a food hygiene equipment manufacturer—we are a strategic partner in hygiene excellence. Our goal is to make handwashing easy, effective, and sustainable for the food production industry, all while providing you with real-time and simplified insights for quality assurance and quality control from our CleanTech® systems to help you proactively address hand hygiene compliance issues for food safety. 

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Uniquely Formulated Hygiene Solutions for Food Safety in Manufacturing, Processing & Packaging

Solutions---3-cascade---transparent - 1200x800Meritech's proprietary hygiene solution formulations are specifically designed to work with our automated handwashing stations to ensure the removal of 99.9% of harmful pathogens to food safety during each hand washing cycle. Not only are these unique hygiene solutions designed for optimal pathogen reduction for food safety and employee skin health, they are also alcohol-free, fragrance-free, triclosan-free, dye-free, biodegradable and kosher.

When employee hands are placed in the CleanTech® hand washing station, jets deploy water and our proprietary solution evenly across all areas of the hands, achieving a balance of removal of dangerous pathogens without excessive damage to the skin, in two ways - gentle friction using a mild anti-microbial and balanced formulation of surfactants, and the addition of skin healthy emollients in our solutions to promote skin health and a normal skin ecology.

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Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Automated Handwashing Stations for Food Manufacturing

Meritech CleanTech® handwashing stations for food manufacturing environments not only consistently and effectively remove 99.9% of pathogens from each user’s hands, these automated handwashing stations also:

  • Use up to 75% less water - Only 6/10ths of a gallon per handwash cycle
  • Produce up to 75% less waste - 100% of water the system uses cleans the hands vs. 65% of water from sinks that never touches the hands.
  • Maximize energy efficiency - Our systems use extremely low electrical power consumption

Automated Hygiene Equipment for All Industries

Food Packaging


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Pet Food



Frozen Foods

Ready to Eat (RTE)

Hygiene Education for Food Safety

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Employee Hygiene Toolbox


Designed to help you create a culture of hygiene excellence at your organization, the Employee Hygiene Toolbox includes six modules covering everything from hand hygiene best practices to hygiene zone design. 

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