10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Blog Series

10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Series Introduction

Color-coding is an important part of any food-safety program, no matter what kind of facility it is. Not only does it help prevent cross-contamination due to pathogens, allergens and foreign contaminates, color-coding has a variety of other uses. With the amount of governmental regulations growing, it is essential that food processing facilities stay on top … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Series Introduction

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10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Who Can Benefit from Color-Coding?

In a previous post, we discussed the top ten things to know about color-coding. The first point was: All types of food processing facilities can benefit from a color-coding program. Whether the facility is concerned with cross-contamination or not, any food processing center can benefit from color-coding. Color-coding helps keep the work area sanitary, and … Continue reading 10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Who Can Benefit from Color-Coding?

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10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Preventing Cross-Contamination

Color-coding helps prevent cross-contamination in food processing facilities In this third part of our color-coding series, we discuss how color-coding can help prevent cross-contamination in food processing facilities. Facilities with cross-contamination concerns should particularly consider color-coding their food processing plants to lower that risk. The threat of recalls is always prevalent, and food processing facilities … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Preventing Cross-Contamination

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10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Zones and Critical Control Points

Understanding Zones and Critical Control Points in Color-coding Just about every food processor knows that complying with food safety regulations from the FDA and other regulatory bodies is a vital aspect to the success of their overall operation. Without achieving this compliance, it would be fairly difficult to run an effective food processing program. The … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Zones and Critical Control Points

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10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Guidelines and Best Practices

While the FDA does not currently have any standard set rules to follow when it comes to implementing a color-coding program, there are some common best practices that you can follow to get the most out of color-coding the facility. Here are some ideas to help you design an effective color-coding program: Keep your color-coding … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Guidelines and Best Practices

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10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Regulators Love It

If your business is food processing, you are no stranger to government rules, regulations, and auditors.  Complying with federal food safety regulations is crucial to the success—or even existence—of your operation.  Keeping the auditor happy sometimes becomes a top priority (like, the day before the audit), because no one wants to deal with the time, … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Regulators Love It

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10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Traceability

Recalls are serious business.No one wants to see a recall happen to their company, but all too often it happens. So, it goes without saying that food safety is important. From the field all the way to the table, keeping our food safe has to be top priority.  Knowing where food is coming from, and … Continue reading 10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Traceability

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10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Breaks Down Language Barriers

The environment in a food processing facility can be a chaotic place. This is compounded when you bring multiple languages into the mix. Trying to keep everything organized and streamlined can at times be a daunting task. Having a color-coding program in place can help eliminate some of the confusion that can arise from a language … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Color-Coding: Breaks Down Language Barriers

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10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Keep it Simple

The core piece of advice that Remco communicates to food facilities implementing a color-coding program is to keep it simple. A common paraphrase of Ockham’s Razor, originally written in Latin, is “All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one.” A color-coding program that is overly complex could become problematic for … Continue reading 10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Keep it Simple

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10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Communication is Key

Essential to an effective color-coding system is a well thought-through communication plan. With the proper communication channels in place, your color-coding system has the best chance for successful adoption—in turn helping you to mitigate the risk of cross-contamination. Communication should start at the top of the company, and go down to each and every employee. … Continue reading 10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Communication is Key

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10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Use Complete Implementation

We’ve come to the final post in our series of 10 things to know when starting or revising a color-coding program. You may have already determined that color-coding is the solution for your facility’s food safety needs. If not, take a look at our previous blog posts in this series, and perhaps you will find … Continue reading 10 Things To Know About Color-Coding: Use Complete Implementation

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