Any food that is acquired from a distribution point, whether from the market or directly from the company which produces it, has gone through a series of processes that ensure its quality and maximum reduction of any situation which could affect its food safety.
Due to the current demand for food worldwide and constant increases over time, companies have implemented various techniques and/or technologies that help them maximize their processes, in order to generate more food and have this food reach more places. It is not only covering the quantity, but also preserving or increasing product quality and minimizing any pollution risk; that is, producing food safety food.
Implementing a hygiene program which is not only covering company facilities, but also supervising and implementing actions to areas, supplier teams or service providers involved in product handling, will increase the likelihood that they will not become polluted.
Food can get polluted by improper chemical handling, dirty contact surfaces, any agent outside the process and the product.
Training personnel according to the activities they develop is important in order to improve their performance during work and avoiding an unintentional pollution of the product. These trainings should be lectured to all employees as they start working for the company, and lecturing a small training at least once per season or whenever necessary is also recommended.
Companies supervising and keeping records of activities being performed during all stages of production, harvest, storage, packaging and food distribution is essential.
During audits, the Eleven Rivers team, among other issues, performs hygiene reviews of facilities and equipment taking the following items under consideration:
In addition to all the benefits indicated above, proper implementation of good hygiene practices is a good ally in preventing the spread of SARS-Cov-2, given the current health contingency.