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    Food & Beverage Processing


    Ashish Taneja, Lab Leader-Home and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning

    Published On

    November 18, 2019

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    Food and beverage manufacturing requires consistency, compliance, and efficiency. The stakes are high, and the consequences of failure are immediate and far-reaching. Companies in the food and beverage space are challenged with a tight labor market, increasing regulations, and rising pressure to keep up with consumer demands.

    Thousands of products are recalled each year for things like undeclared allergens, pathogens, and physical contamination. The typical food or beverage recall costs a manufacturer upwards of $10 million in direct costs for activities like investigation, retrieving, and handling the recalled product, communication to the public, and implementing corrective action. The damage extends even further when you consider possible litigation, compliance penalties, lost sales, insurance impacts, and overall brand deterioration.

    With the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food safety and sanitation practices that prevent contamination of foods are under more scrutiny than ever. Cleaning and sanitizing have expanded in definition to include not only soil removal, but also allergens – to ensure that no cross-contact occurs between different products that contain allergens.

    Food and beverage facilities are looking for comprehensive programs that beyond addressing cost also are effective in solving their unique manufacturing challenges—whether that is a challenging soil, or a difficult-to-clean machine or component.

    As the complexity of the food and beverage processing market increases, so too will the demands for ingredients and formulations that deliver innovative solutions and reliable results.