Food safety must be carefully monitored at every step of food production. Agencies and governments in Kenya and South Africa are now imposing stringent regulations governing the conditions in facilities that process foods and beverages. In South Africa, following the directive by the local government, most food processors have embarked on the HACCP plan.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a system designed to identify and control hazards which might occur anywhere in a food processing operation. It is an internationally recognized benchmark of food safety management, and as such is an important set of criteria for businesses eager to give customers confidence in the safety of the food processing operation.
To meet the HACCP International standard, we design our building products to allow for adequate drainage and cleaning. Fossilcote resinous system installations allow for the creation or correction of the floor’s slope toward the drain, and can include an integral floor-to-wall cove base. This eliminates ninety-degree angles in the floor-wall structure, in support of more efficient cleaning and overall facility hygiene.
Image: Food Safe Epoxy Floor with Anti-microbial Additive
As Africa’s leading resin flooring manufacturer, meeting the ISO standard as well as implementing the HACCP plan means quite a lot for us as a company. This accreditation ensures that our clients in the food and beverage sector operating a HACCP based food safety programme can specify our flooring materials eco-friendly in the knowledge that they will meet the relevant regulatory authority’s standards for safe procurement, production and processing as well as the requirements of the world’s leading quality and food safety standards.
Fossilcote Limited Business Development Director, Craig Robertson, said: “Our range of antimicrobial enhanced Epoxy floors has been able to achieve the HACCP International certification thanks to its ability to deliver a long list of strict food industry flooring requirements.”
HACCP guidelines state that a seamless and impervious finish must be maintained at all times, even when subjected to a large-scale food processing facility’s intense working environment. Fossilcote flooring system has been specifically formulated to provide a surface that will comply with food industry regulations for an extended period of time despite the sector’s inherently challenging conditions.
To provide food manufacturers with a floor that goes above and beyond the highest food safety standards, Fossilcote treats their floor with silver ion and polygiene technology. This silver-ion based bactericidal additive empowers the floor finish and has the ability to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria in contact with the surface.
The Polygiene agent formulation in our floor finish means that physical damage to the coating won’t create a safe haven for contaminants that’s out of reach of the bacteria killing flooring ingredient.
For a better understanding of Fossilcote’s many HACCP-compliant offerings, and the ways in which epoxy and resinous flooring is right for your food or beverage processing facility, contact us today. +254797367745