No question about it, the numbers of reportable food and beverage projects in 2014 hit a nine-year high—a total of 635 compared to 555 in 2013, according to Food Engineering’s 38th Annual Plant Construction Survey.
The Meritech CleanTech 2000SCA automated handwashing system comes with an optional turnstile-controlled access feature that automatically opens at the end of each 12-second handwash cycle; the wash and rinse cycle removes 99.98% of dangerous pathogens from bare skin and gloved hands.
Built for food processing facilities, the Best Sanitizers HACCP SmartStep footwear sanitizing, foot-operated system uses compressed air to deliver an atomized mist of Alpet D2 surface sanitizer; the mist provides ample coverage to footwear soles, yet uses only 0.2 oz. of chemical.
Engineered for light-duty belt conveyors, the Flexco FGP food-grade precleaner features stainless steel components and FDA-approved, food-grade materials that limit negative spaces and crevices; an adjustable spring tensioner ensures blade-to-belt contact, while standoffs enable cleaning between the end plates and the conveyor without disassembling the unit.
Unlike pasteurization, Neptune ultraviolet systems kill heat-resistant molds and ascospores; they disrupt the DNA of the organisms and prevent typical cell functions such as germination, replication or assimilation of food.