Inspections on The Rise For Food and Beverage Industry

Each year, approximately 48 million Americans are sickened by contaminated  food with 128,000 requiring hospitalization and 3,000 of those cases resulting in death. The resulting yearly loss to the food and beverage industry due to foodborne illnesses is estimated at $75 billion.


In an effort to reduce these statistics, President Obama recently signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first significant update to food safety regulations in 70 years.  Among the many new changes is a statute that gives the FDA authority to order a recall of food products and will require more frequent inspections at food and beverage producing facilities.

Read more on this new regulation and what the changes mean to you?

Food and Beverage Flooring Solutions

Food grade and beverage production areas demand the highest level of performance; without the proper material under foot, the rigors of daily production and cleaning will take their toll, potentially threatening food quality, employee safety and even regulatory compliance. Sika can  provide a team of professionals dedicated to providing customized, long-term flooring solutions.

Employee Safety and Slip-Resistance

Employee safety is one of the most important requirements for any workplace. Slips and falls are among the most common injuries at work. They account for about 86% of total injuries,and 90% of these happen because the floor is wet.

When selecting the texture of the floor surface for required slip-resistance, the four most important issues to consider are degree of contamination, applied cleaning regime, slopes, and the shoes/ boots that personnel are wearing.

Safer and More Productive Workplace

At Sika, we have the products and services to help make your workplace safer and more productive. We can help you choose the right flooring with the right functionality, the right ease of cleaning, and the right level of surface roughness for all parts of your facility.

Importance of Good Drainage

Recent research and improvements in best practice guidance issued by various bodies, the food and beverage industry increasingly recognizes that poor hygiene can be caused as a direct result of bacteria that’s present in a processing facility’s drainage. As a result, it’s now widely accepted that drainage is critical to any food manufacturing or processing facility. 

Importance of Good Drainage

Recent research and improvements in best practice guidance issued by various bodies, the food and beverage industry increasingly recognizes that poor hygiene can be caused as a direct result of bacteria that’s present in a processing facility’s drainage. As a result, it’s now widely accepted that drainage is critical to any food manufacturing or processing facility.  

Choosing Semaless Floor, Wall and Ceiling Coatings for Your Plant

Seamless wall finishes are an important aspect of every food and beverage plant. Walls inside a production facility cannot fail — surfaces shall not flake, the walls cannot emit particles or gasses that could affect the quality and safety of the food being processed, they have to have easy and effective cleaning capabilities at any temperature, they must be resistant to the cleaning and disinfection regime in place, they need to expand and contract without cracking, they should provide a smooth surface, have a good impact resistance and, last but not least, be affordable.

High Performance Seamless Wall Systems

The technologically advance Descoglas wall system offers smooth, seamless environments. Wrapping or tying the wall, ceiling, floor and base into one smooth surface eliminates the cracks and cervices that encourage bacterial growth and harbor dirt. The result is a seamless aesthetic high performance surface that is easy to clean and maintain.

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The Sikafloor PurCem Advantage:

  • Withstands thermal shock/ cycling
  • Provides superior resistance to heat, chemicals, impact and abrasion
  • Superior life cycle cost advantage
  • Formulated for installation ease, versatility and quick turnaround (Can be applied to partially cured concrete)
  • Odorless and non-toxic
  • Easy to maintain

 

Seamless Wall, Floor & Ceiling

The technologically advance Descoglas wall system offers smooth, seamless environments. Wrapping or tying the wall, ceiling, floor and base into one smooth surface eliminates the cracks and cervices that encourage bacterial growth and harbor dirt. The result is a seamless aesthetic high performance surface that is easy to clean and maintain. More on Wall Systems

Multipe Systems available tailored to your specific environment.

  • Dry Processing and General Areas
  • Logistic and Storage Areas, including Cold Storage
  • Wet and Beverage Processing
Floor Systems For The Food and Beverage Industry

Customizable Coating System

Finish of your Sikafloor with a fully customizable, high performance coating system. Finish, texture, color and performance determined according to specific needs/requirements. Click here to learn more about our Decorative Floor Options.  

Decorative concrete coatings for commercial kitchen, food and beverage floor systems