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Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Standards in Food Manufacturing

July 18, 2016   9:00 pm
OSHA inspection
Come August 1, the maximum penalties for OSHA fines will go up in their first increase since 1990. The jump will not be small. To make up for 26 years of not adjusting for inflation, the agency will hike its fines by 78% this year. For Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and Posting Requirements violations, the maximum penalty […] Read More   >

NFPA Codes for Food Manufacturers [Infographic]

June 20, 2016   12:24 pm
Nilfisk Combustible Food Particles - Thumb
If you’re in the food manufacturing industry, you’re at risk of a combustible dust explosion. As a companion to our popular Food Manufacturer’s Guide to Fire Prevention Through Housekeeping, we’ve put together this handy infographic outlining the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes you need to know. To share this infographic on your site, grab the embed […] Read More   >

How Vacuum Filtration Helps Prevent Food Contamination

June 7, 2016   3:31 pm
Listeria Bacteria
Every year, foodborne illnesses cost the economy more than $15.6 billion and send more than 53,000 Americans to the hospital. A large portion of these costs and illnesses are due to a group of usual suspects — 15 pathogens including E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes. Preventing food from becoming contaminated with these and other […] Read More   >

A Food Industry Professional’s Basic Guide to OSHA Standards

May 3, 2016   8:46 pm
OSHA
In the food industry, having a clean facility is a major step toward ensuring both food safety and worker safety. It’s also required for avoiding citations and fines due to lack of compliance. To help you get a better handle on the rules you’re required to follow, here is a brief guide to OSHA standards […] Read More   >

A Food Manufacturer’s Guide to Fire Prevention Through Housekeeping: NFPA Codes & Standards You Need to Know

April 11, 2016   10:42 pm
NFPA Fire Codes
The 2008 explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar Company in Port Wentworth, Georgia, is the best-known example of a combustible dust incident at a food manufacturing plant. And for good reason: the fire was devastating. It killed 14 people and injured 38 others. Adding to the tragedy is the fact that the fire was […] Read More   >
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