When building an agri-food factory, it is essential for both general contractors and employees to prioritize the infrastructure and ensure safety. The general contractor will be responsible for ensuring the safety of their his employees when production is maintained during renovations. The general contractor will also have to ensure good food hygiene. To do this, four main points are to be considered:
Obtain the HACCP, ISO and SQFI certifications
First, the general contractor must obtain the necessary certifications. The HACCP accreditation ensures compliance with the standards of agri-food standards in terms of risk hazard analysis, food safety and control of critical control points.
The SQFI institute regulates the systems put in place by the factory and its general contractor to enforce these standards. Its caliber quality standards are is also very strict. SQFI also assesses the safety of the production chain, not just that of food.
Finally, the ISO certification can be obtained if the company has good general hygiene which is crucial for efficiency and good quality management.
Construction and location of a food-processing factory
When buildingconstructing a food processing factory, the materials used and the location of the premises must be considered according to a maximum search forto maximize safety. The size and structure of the production sites must also be designed to avoid any contamination.
The materials used must be robust and prevent dustthe accumulation of dust. As a safety measure, the floors must be slip-resistant, have rounded corners and be easy to clean.
The location of the premises must also be considered to avoid any organic and chemical contamination and to reduce the damagengers in the event of an explosion. Sanitary facilities must be built in the building to quickly clean sanitize food and any food-handling equipment.
Think about proper and safe waste management during the construction of the agri-food factory
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The importance of cleaning and maintaining the agri-food building maintenance
Indoor maintenance is obviously important in agri-food production, allowing efficient production of healthy foods. Many food epidemics can be avoided by proper maintenance of machines and premises, which remove pests such as insects and rats. Rats do not just contaminate food, they can eat away at cables and break machinery. It is also important to create spaces for employees of the agri-food production building. They too can contaminate food hence the importance of- so it’s important to building an area where the can meet their hygiene standards are met. needs. It is also useful to keep the exterior of the building clean for storage, sanitary transport and. N proper ventilation to prevent fires.[VS2]
For any construction project, and to ensure that your agri-food building respects the safety basics of this area, contact a general contractor like Frare & Gallant, a specialist in agri-food and industrial construction for more than 40 years. Frare & Gallant offers all services to satisfy its customers in addition to guaranteeing the safety of its facilities in the construction of agri-food factories.