Complete Guide to the Selection of Food Grade Stainless Steel for the Food Processing Industry

Last Updated: June 23, 2020
Posted by: Shelly Stazzone in Safety

Food processors the world over are facing stricter and stricter restrictions in the form of international regulations and compliance. This is a fact that contributes to the betterment of a healthy globe, but it also comes with a tight learning curve for processors. You see, as technology evolves and more and more facilities are making …

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What are the Sanitary Welding Standards for Food-Grade Applications?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

If your facility centers around food processing, then you know that following the latest sanitary and hygienic design standards isn’t something to be taken lightly. Flocks of agencies have put stringent standards into place to ensure that the food-grade goods that you are manufacturing are consistently safe. But when it comes to food equipment hygienic design, …

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How to Get Foodservice Equipment ETL Certified

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Making food equipment that’s sleek, functional, and up to the standards of the client is a challenging task, but just because you’ve devised a design plan and manufactured it, doesn’t mean your job is done yet. The food producers and facilities that use this equipment work under strict sanitary and safety regulations set by multiple …

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ETL vs. UL Certification: What Food Equipment Companies Need to Know

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Food equipment manufacturers need to continually stay aware of any and all labeling steps and standards as they are introduced or altered. Because food processing is one of the most heavily-regulated industries in existence, it’s key that equipment companies provide their clients with the tools that will help producers stay on the right side of …

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Top 50 Hazard Communication Training Programs

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, otherwise known as OSHA, made it a requirement for all companies who fell under compulsory Hazard Communication training to also educate their workers on the Globally Harmonized System. Though the GHS had already been in existence since 2003, OSHA was finding that some workers in a variety …

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CSA Approval Process for Food Equipment

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Designing food equipment that is safe, reliable, and functional is a challenging feat, and most manufacturers want their customers to have confidence that their equipment meets all applicable regulatory standards. CSA, otherwise known as the Canadian Standards Association, is a group that tests and awards all types of equipment with the certifications they need to …

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The Complete Guide to GHS Labels and Compliance Requirements

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

With technology rapidly leaping to new frontiers, it truly is a boom time for chemical manufacturers and suppliers the world over. But, just because business is steadily rising and committed investors are continuing to lean in, doesn’t mean that the processing of these often noxious chemicals can be rushed. You will find pages upon pages …

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Understanding Trailer Axle Ratings and Safety Impact

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Managing a tight fleet means so much more than having a keen eye for organization, timing, and logistics, it also requires a deep understanding of all things compliance. Because most fleets include the use of heavy machinery and trailers galore, you must do your due diligence and get well acquainted with the state and federal …

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4 Fleet Management Strategies

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Fleet management is a key piece of the ever-challenging fulfillment and shipping puzzle that distributors, manufacturers, and e-Commerce businesses of all sizes and industries must face. These days, companies the world over are reaping the rewards of high-tech, software-enabled fleet management techniques that can be used to store, analyze, and report data throughout the supply …

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Code Definition: NAICS 336212 for Truck Trailer Manufacturing

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

For truck-trailer manufacturers, the comings and goings of the business can be complex – especially when convoluted, ever-changing codes designed to identify the intricacies of manufacturing come into play. One such example of this comes in the form of the NAICS, or the North American Industry Classification System, which is a standard used by federal …

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3 Ways Trailer Technology is Evolving

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

As modern technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate, companies from all different sectors and disciplines are reaping the benefits that come with evolving innovations. While many are focused on the ways that our personal devices are advancing with each new release, it’s easy to forget that fields such as the trucking industry are …

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What Food Machinery Manufacturers Need to Know About Surface Finish Standards

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

We are currently living in a day in age where international food safety standards are at their absolute highest. Programs like the FSMA have put an incredible amount of pressure on food producers to have extremely tight control over their entire supply chain to ensure that the products that they are bringing into the market …

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Food Equipment Manufacturers’ Guide to FSMA Regulations and Compliance

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

No matter your revenue or company size, if you fall into the category of ‘food equipment manufacturer’ than you know just how important–and challenging – it can be to stay abreast of the current food safety standards, particularly the new FSMA regulations. The United States has one of the most stringent and progressive philosophies on …

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The Definitive Guide to Sanitary and Hygienic Design for Food Equipment Manufacturers

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Stories about people getting ill from contaminated food often dominate the headlines. Sometimes it’s the result of poor food preparation. Other times, illnesses can be traced to inadequate sanitary practices – which sometimes arise from poorly designed food equipment.  Contamination poses a constant risk to food manufacturers and retailers. It only takes one mistake to …

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8 Principles of Sanitary Design in the Construction of Food Equipment

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Food manufacturers face pressure to generate as much profit as possible for their shareholders, which leads to the temptation to cut costs whenever, wherever, and as much as possible. That leads some to bypass the importance of sanitary design in the construction of food equipment used in their companies. They miss the lifetime ROI to be …

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What Are the 3-A Sanitary Standards and Accepted Practices?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

For those working in today’s food equipment manufacturing and purchasing, engineering management, and quality assurance fields, it’s becoming increasingly important to familiarize yourself with the discipline of 3-A sanitary standards and accepted practices. The more thorough your understanding of the current materials standards, the less at risk you are of exposing your customers to unsanitary or …

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