Hygienic Zoning in a food processing facility is important to avoid cross contamination from raw areas to high care/high hygiene or Ready to Eat (RTE) areas. A solid Hygienic Zoning design ensures traffic movements of personnel, material, product and waste are controlled and mapped, and active barriers are in place and properly maintained.
Effective hygienic zoning and separation takes into consideration a variety of items, some of which are interdependent, like:
- Placement of hurdles at all transition points, which are maintained during production and sanitation.
- Transport equipment
- Environmental Air
- Production and sanitation tool separation
- Adverse events programs to protect production areas from cross contamination during for example construction work
- Captive footwear programs
- Visual zone designation
- Trained employees that understand the protocols
CFS will review your current Hygienic Zoning Program for improvement opportunities. If you are building a new facility, expanding or reconstructing, CFS Food Safety Specialists can support food processors with layout design recommendations to ensure long-term safe food production.
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I received [Sanitation Essentials] training at your New Orleans facility a few years back as well as your Food Safety consulting services at our plant back in 2019. I've learned a lot both there and since then. Your Food Safety Specialist was and still is a contact for me till this day. Thanks and keep up the good work!!!Tommie Scudder III, Sanitation Manager, J. Skinner Baking Company
Rich Products Corporation has utilized the expertise of CFS at plant level, through consultation for remediation of food safety challenges. Due to their extensive and varied skill‐sets in sanitation and food safety, CFS provided expertise that aligned with the specific food process and challenge involved.David Vallina, Sanitation Program Manager , Rich Products Corporation