Remco Products Newsletter - Q1 2017
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Remco Rewind Newsletter 2016 Q2
Letter From the President

As we look forward to the rest of 2017, I am excited about the future of Remco. 2016 was a banner year for Remco and we are reinvesting in our business to ensure the continued success of our customers. This year Remco has already added four new staff positions that directly support our customers. We added an additional business development manager, an account manager, a new market development manager, and a product manager. In 2017, we also plan to add two additional business development managers and an education and technical support manager. All of these new positions strengthen the level of support that we can provide our customers and further my goal of making Remco a trusted partner in food manufacturing sanitation programs.

Coming in Q2: Lobby Dustpan & Broom Set
We're proud to announce Remco's newest product addition: a color-coded lobby dustpan and broom set. This high-quality combo was designed from the ground up to serve in food manufacturing environments. The set makes quick work of all types of debris, from fine particles to large chunks. It's rugged design and swiveling head keeps waste in the bucket while sweeping, and a locking mechanism holds the bin open for easy dumping. When done, the dustpan can be disassembled for quick cleaning. The broom also clips into the dustpan for storage. The color-coded set is constructed entirely of FDA-approved materials and it will be available in nine colors to support color-coding HACCP plans.
New Products
New products by Remco Products
1. Vikan Grout Brush (7040x) - Available in 5 colors
2. Remco Small Stainless Steel Hand Scraper (6971x) - Available in 9 colors
3. Remco Large Stainless Steel Hand Scraper (6972x) - Available in 9 colors
4. Vikan 5 Gallon Bucket (5692x) - Available in 5 colors
5. Vikan 5 Gallon Bucket Lid (5693x) - Available in 5 colors
6. Vikan Hook Brush (5372x) - Available in 6 colors
7. Vikan Bottle Brush (5381-90-x) - Available in 6 colors
Upcoming Events
Tue, April 4 - Thu, April 6
Sat, May 20 - Tue, May 23
Mon, June 26 - Wed, June 28
What are Documents of Compliance?
Food contact surfaces like cleaning and material handling tools must comply with the FDA’s rules about what they can contain and how they must be designed. FDA CFR21 110 Subpart C, states that “Food-contact surfaces shall be corrosion-resistant when in contact with food. They shall be made of nontoxic materials and designed to withstand the environment of their intended use and the action of food, and, if applicable, cleaning compounds and sanitizing agents.”
In the News
Employee Buy-in to Ensure FSMA Compliance
Getting employees on board can be one of the most difficult parts of any major change within a company. When things are operating just fine from the perspective of the employee, the cries of, “but we’ve always done it this way!” can be deafening. As a manager, it is our job to explain the new requirements in a way that encourages buy-in from employees at all levels of the organization, and to always present a united front with the company, even if we do not fully understand why a change is important.
Color Coding: Adding Discipline to a Food Processor’s Preventive Control Program
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure that the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
Common Mistakes in Food Safety Root Cause Analysis
Food facilities have a variety of mechanisms for identifying food safety failures, including customer complaints, self-inspections, audits, and regulatory visits. The key to success is being able to take action to prevent recurrence of these failures, or at least reduce its likelihood, by identifying and addressing the root cause. There are several tools available to facilitate root cause analysis, such as Five-Whys, Fishbone Diagrams, and Pareto Charts, each of which is designed to facilitate a thorough investigation. Following are three of the most common mistakes made in root cause analysis:
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