Food Safety Blog

Mike Gangel
President, Chad Equipment, LLC

Microbiological Interventions in International Operations

International companies may finally be grasping the benefits of the critical antimicrobial interventions employed in the North American beef slaughter…

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Best Food Safety. Better Bottom Line.

For further processors, it’s often a daily challenge to balance effective cleaning and sanitizing with efficient production, especially when you’re on a tight schedule. While food safety and the protection of the food chain is always the first priority, you’re also concerned about cost control, down time and meeting business goals especially when just one hour of lost production time can be very costly.

Birko has over 60 years of experience serving further processors in the fresh, frozen and cooked markets. We can help you with the issues that are impacting your food safety and sanitation, and that may ultimately be impacting your productivity.

Birko’s consultation service includes a comprehensive review of food safety, sanitation and production processes to identify best practices:

  • Food safety
  • Labor optimization
  • Utilities utilization
  • Production efficiency
  • Cost management
  • Antimicrobial process

Our Training

Birko will not only identify best practices, but will show your team how to implement and maintain them for sustainable results:

  • Birko is an ISO 9001 Certified Company
  • Birko supports requirements for the British Retail Consortium and the Safe Quality Food Institute

Our Commitment

Birko’s cleaning and sanitation solutions are part of The Birko Advantage, a total integrated food safety solution of chemistry, equipment and technology designed to help further processors achieve a more efficient, economical and safer food plant operation.

Our Best Practices Team

Our highly trained team of experts includes microbiologists, and sanitation process experts, as well as quality assurance and food processing operation specialists.

Best Practices for Further Processing Food Safety and Operational Efficiency

By focusing on the intersection of a further processor’s production, food safety and sanitation processes, Birko can help identify and resolve the issues that are affecting food safety and production, gaining valuable efficiencies while increasing food safety.

Food Safety Production Efficiency Labor Optimization
Reduced “Positives” for
Environmental Swabs
Targeted, Customized Training Improved Utilization
Reduced Liability Increased Yields Reduced Man Hours
Reduced Test and Hold Reduction in Waste Increased Sanitation Effectiveness
Reduced Cross Contamination Longer Production Hours Automation of Standard Processes
Optimized Sanitation / Chemical
Product Mix and Application
Less Sanitation and
Production Dead Time
Increased Worker Safety
Better Control of Processes Better Integration of Sanitation
Labor and Production
Reduced Lost Time Injuries
Eliminate Chemical Overuse Increased Shelf Life Reduced Workers’ Comp
Professional Consultations
for Tough Problems
Improved Production Flow Improved Employee Engagement
BOSS ImageBirko’s BOSS™ (Blend On Site System) controls and monitors the allocation of chemicals to ensure optimized performance while providing the highest level of security for plant management. Chemical ImageBirko has over 80 concentrated chemical formulations for cleaning and sanitation. Many of these formulations are manufactured right in our Colorado facility. BOSS Ipad ImageBOSS™ tracks chemical demand data through the BirkoStats™ portal, providing custom reporting on a plant’s daily operations, and real-time insights into trends.
Cost Management Antimicrobial Process Utilities Utilization
Reduced Chemical Consumption Increased Yield Reduced Water Usage
More Effective Control
of Chemical Usage
Increased Shelf Life Reduced Effluent
Treatment Expense
Optimized Chemical
Performance and Portfolio
Fewer Returns Improved Energy Management
Realtime Cost Control Less Spoilage Effective Process
Temperature Control
Management by Exception Validated Processes Lower Energy Costs