How Birko Can Help Increase Food Safety

June 28, 2013, Kelly Green, Owner and Chairman of the Board
Kelly Green Owner and Chairman of the Board

Birko is proud to be a long-time member of the Colorado business community – a state with a rich history in agriculture and food production, ranging from farming and ranching to food processing. Both Colorado and the U.S. are net exporters of food items, which is a testament to both our plentiful supply of food and its overall safety.

Here at Birko, we play a vital role in helping Colorado, and the nation, maintain food safety standards and expand food production capabilities. Our concentrated chemical formulations enhance food safety by fighting foodborne pathogens in the meat, produce and brewing industries, and many products are designed to work in tandem with the equipment manufactured by Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company.

We also have expertise in helping food processing companies meet HACCP food safety protocols, as well as Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP).

As many processing companies have sadly learned, ignoring solid food safety can be deadly for both consumers and producers alike. That’s why we feel so strongly here at Birko about the importance of proactive food safety programs. We’re serious about spreading the word about our expertise as well as our central mission of helping companies produce the safest food possible. Our team is passionate and committed to helping our customers in their food safety efforts.

We’re also identifying new markets that need our expertise. One such new market is the produce industry, which is facing a similar level of scrutiny and regulatory oversight as the meat processing industry. The implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will require almost all food processors to develop and implement HACCP plans, as well as adopt appropriate good manufacturing practices (GMPs). Birko is ready to help with both sanitation and pathogen reduction operations.

Birko has a complete line of cleaning and sanitation products that can be used to maintain a sanitary processing environment.  Many of these products have been reformulated for great environmental compliance, and Birko provides sanitizers that are suitable for use in organic production facilities.

With greater attention being paid to food safety both nationally and internationally, we’re confident there will be continued and growing demand for Birko’s expertise. We’re very proud of where we have been, where we are today and what the future holds.

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