Press Release

Birko Partners with Dunbar Foods on Food Safety Program

HENDERSON, Colo.—Birko, a leader in providing food safety solutions to the produce industry, has partnered with Dunbar Foods Corp., Dunn, NC, a canning production facility for Moody Dunbar, Inc., Johnson City, TN.

Birko supplies Dunbar Foods with specialized sanitation chemistry, including:

  • Foam Chlor 535™, a liquid self-foaming, chlorinated cleaner for nightly cleaning of all equipment, as well as general plant cleaning
  • Fomacid™, a concentrated, self-foaming acid cleaner used once monthly to flip the environment and lower the PH, and also brightens stainless steel

In addition, Birko supports Dunbar Foods with reports on sanitation processes and procedures, and chemical usage to assure the plant is cleaned and sanitized properly.

“Birko provides us with the right food safety chemistry for our plant, especially in regards to strength and the ability to break down our starch residuals,” said Kathryn Nixa, Dunbar Foods’ manager of quality assurance. “The knowledge base of the Birko staff was very helpful in setting up our processes. They made multiple plant visits and audited our sanitation group to assure maximum food safety effectiveness.”

About Moody Dunbar
Moody Dunbar, Inc. is a family owned processor of bell peppers, pimientos and sweet potatoes. The company’s two modern processing facilities, located in Dunn, NC and Saticoy, CA, assure consistent quality and year-round supply. All of Moody Dunbar’s products are grown by U.S. farmers, and are sold in every state and in several countries worldwide.