1. What is the first step to reducing cross-contamination in all areas of the food supply chain?

When it comes to preventing the spread of pathogens, practicing proper hand hygiene is always the first line of defense. Whether you’re working in the field, processing plant or distribution center, it is important to wash and sanitize your hands because contaminated hands can transfer pathogens to surfaces, utensils and even finished food products.

2. How can we ensure food production workers are practicing proper hand hygiene?

Trainings are crucial to help ensure employees understand how to practice proper hand hygiene. Best Sanitizers, Inc., offers on-site and webinar-based hand hygiene trainings for food and beverage processors, food ingredient manufacturers and packaging plants in the contiguous United States. Schedule a training by calling 888-225-3267.

3. How can we keep tools clean when working in the field or in low-moisture environments?

Whether you’re working in the field or in a low-moisture environment, using Alpet D2 or Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer allows food workers to reduce cross-contamination on tools. Both Alpet D2 and Alpet D2 Quat-Free are alcohol-based formulas and can be used to clean and sanitize food contact surfaces. They are ready-to-use and require no rinse, making them ideal to clean and sanitize tools, such as scissors, scales, utensils and other tools used during the food supply chain.

4. How can we reduce cross-contamination when transporting product?

Reducing cross-contamination doesn’t stop at the farm or the processing plant. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer, shipper, loader and carrier to ensure food workers and handlers practice food safety when transporting human food. Best Sanitizers, Inc., offers quality industrial cleaning chemicals and a variety of sprayers, foamers and other dispensing equipment, including doorway foamers, to help reduce cross-contamination and keep food safe during transportation.

5. What’s the best way to reduce pathogens from footwear?

Do you know what’s walking into your plant? Reducing pathogens from footwear will help reduce cross-contamination in any area of the food supply chain, but it is crucial for those high traffic areas and critical control points in the processing plant. Using a dedicated footwear sanitizer like the HACCP SmartStep2™ Dual Footwear Sanitizing Unit is an effective solution that provides consistent results because each foot receives a fresh application of sanitizer with every use. Pairing the HACCP SmartStep2 with Alpet D2 or Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer creates an efficient and effective tool to reduce pathogens from footwear.