Food Safety for Wash/Pack Facilities -Part 2: The "Ideal" Wash/Pack Facility
From Caitlin Tucker
Part 2: The Ideal Wash-Pack Facility
Whether you’re currently dreaming about a wash/pack facility, or already have one up and running, it’s important to set aside time to think about how design and layout can impact food safety. There is no one “ideal” wash/pack facility layout, but there are number of modifications that can be made to greatly reduce food safety risks. In Part 2 we’ll outline the 5 Principles of Hygienic Design, the benefits of ergonomics, and how general layout can impact cleaning efforts, worker safety, and efficiency. We’ll also dive into some detailed considerations for walls, lighting, flooring, drainage, storage, pest management, and more.