The Birko Shield for Best-in-Class Food Safety

The Birko Shield is a new service to help protein processors create best-in-class food safety practices at their plants. The Birko Shield is the essence of The Birko Advantage, a total integrated food safety solution combining our expertise in environmentally responsible chemistry, state-of-the-art equipment and custom IT solutions. The Birko Advantage helps plants achieve more efficient, economical and safer operations.


Optimize Processes, Mitigate Pathogens, Maximize Yield

As part of the Birko Shield, a technical HACCP-trained team from Birko and Chad will map a plant’s current process, food safety practices and intervention program. We’ll then recommend specific interventions and methods that can help plants optimize their food safety processes while mitigating the growth and spread of foodborne pathogens during production and packaging.

The Birko Shield gives plants a guide to our recommended best food safety practices within the industry.

The recommendations are then overlaid onto a plant blueprint to illustrate where appropriate interventions should be utilized to create a robust multiple hurdle pathogen barrier. Birko also illustrates its recommendations for mixing and application equipment, which help automate the use of interventions and control costs.

Birko offers a 20% guaranteed cost savings for processors who implement The Birko Advantage in their plant. Processors will see an immediate return on investment through chemical cost analysis, automated sanitation practices and more efficient use of existing resources.

By using the Birko Shield, you’ll optimize food safety processes, mitigate the spread of foodborne pathogens and maximize yield in production and packaging.

The Birko Shield maps a plant’s current process, food safety practices and intervention program, overlaying recommendations for interventions and equipment onto a plant blueprint. (Note: Schematic for illustrative purposes only. Specific recommendations are based on individual plant requirements.)

The Birko Shield maps a plant’s current process, food safety practices and intervention program, overlaying recommendations for interventions and equipment onto a plant blueprint. (Note: Schematic for illustrative purposes only. Specific recommendations are based on individual plant requirements.)