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Remco’s Contribution to Food Safety

Remco has always had a commitment to provide high-quality cleaning and material handling tools to the food processing industry. We also believe that we have a responsibility to be knowledgeable at an expert level about food safety regulatory issues. We understand the importance of educating our customers and users of our products on industry regulations and hot topics in the world of food processing. We feel that this is our role in food safety. In honor of September being Food Safety Month, we want to take a little time to talk about what we bring to the food safety “table.”

Food safety is important to protect the health of people. Our objective is to provide high quality, hygienic cleaning and material handling products to food processors. We believe that if you use quality tools and informed strategies, you will get quality results. In addition to the products Remco manufactures, we also are the Exclusive Vikan® Partner in the U.S. Vikan is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of maximum hygiene cleaning tools, and thrives on advancing hygienic cleaning through innovative, quality products.

Vikan has recently released the EDGE line, an improved line of tools specifically designed to increase hygiene. The angles on the new EDGE brush blocks are designed so liquid doesn’t remain on surfaces and invite the growth of microorganisms. This is just one example of how Vikan goes above and beyond what is considered adequate in this industry. Just as it is important to practice good hygiene when handling food, it is important to ensure your cleaning tools are hygienically designed. The ability to effectively clean your cleaning tools is sometimes overlooked, but it is a very important consideration to keep in mind.

One other contribution that Remco brings to the food processing world is our expertise about color-coding. Our goal is to provide food processors with the resources they need to build and maintain successful color-coding programs. Understanding and implementing a color-coding program can sometimes be difficult, and we see it as our responsibility to help everyone make the most out of this valuable food safety method.

The use of color-coding can help reduce the risk of cross-communication by helping to identify critical zones. Reducing the risk of cross-contamination helps to cut down on the potential for recalls. Avoiding recalls is good not only for the bottom line but for the brand’s public image. Color-coding is a great addition to your HACCP or 5S program, and Remco feels strongly that it has a place in just about every food processing operation.

It would be very easy to rest on our laurels, and simply provide high-quality products and color-coding advice, but we don’t stop there. We are committed to providing educational information on important topics in the food processing world, even if those topics are not directly related to our products. The food processing industry is constantly evolving and changing, and we are dedicated to being informed on current issues and providing quality, unbiased information. We aim to serve as an expert resource for important issues affecting the entire food processing industry, and we want to be your partner in improving food safety.

Our kit can help you determine how color-coding fits into your food processing operation.