Birko is available to speak with members of the media on topics related to food safety, including preventing foodborne illnesses (E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria), sanitary design, brewing sanitation, cleaning and process aids.


Media Contact

Laura Landoll
Director of Marketing
(303) 289-1090


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March 12, 2018 3 ways sanitation automation helps food processors with food safety Food Safety Strategies Bob Ogren Read Article
Dec. 7, 2017 FSMA compliance and the cold food industry: Risks, challenges, solutions Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Dr. Elis Owens Read Article
July/Aug. 2017 Improving Brewhouse CIP The New Brewer Dana Johnson Read Article
June 2017 How to Reduce Water Usage During Carcass Washing National Provisioner Bob Ogren Read Article
June 2017 Principles of Cleaning and Sanitizing for Homebrewing Dana Johnson Read Article
March/April 2017 Continuous Improvement in Sanitary Design Food Manufacturing Magazine Bob Ogren Read Article
Jan. 12, 2017 Sanitary Design’s Role in Fresh Produce Processing to Prevent Listeria Contamination Food Safety Magazine Elis Owens, Ph.D. Read Article
Aug. 29, 2016 Battling Listeria in Produce Processing Food Quality and Safety Elis Owens, Ph.D. Read Article
July 28, 2016 Reductions in Natural Microbial Flora, Nonpathogenic Escherichia coli, and Pathogenic Salmonella on Jalapeno Peppers Processed in a Commercia Antimicrobial Cabinet: A Pilot Plant Trial Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 79, No. 11, 2016, Pages 1854-1859
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Jeremy M. Adler, Erin D. Cain-Helfrich, Cangliang Shen Read Article
July/Aug 2011 Reducing Dissolved Oxygen The New Brewer Dana Johnson Read Article
July/Aug, 2009 Don’t Lose Your Head! A Look at Using Antifoams in the Brewery The New Brewer Dana Johnson Read Article
July/Aug, 2008 Keg Cleaning with Acid and Detergent Only The New Brewer Dana Johnson Read Article
September/October 2000 A Look at Biofilms in the Brewery Brewers Digest Dana Johnson and Harley Damon Swanson, Ph.D. Read Article
March 23, 1998 Removing Beerstone Modern Brewery Age Dana Johnson Read Article

Media Coverage

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Mar 12, 2018 Birko achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification


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Jan 31, 2018 IPPE Report: NAMI recognizes members with industry awards

Meat + Poultry

Kimberlie Clyma

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Nov 06, 2017 Good cleaning practices start before a plant is even built

Food Engineering

Crystal Lindell

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June 28, 2017 Listeria workshop sharpens focus on pathogen

The Packer

Tom Karst

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Dec 22, 2016 Sanitizing the Surface

Meat + Poultry
Used with permission of Meat + Poultry magazine

Bob Sims

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Nov 03, 2016 Clean Produce Facilities are Crucial in Preventing Food Safety Outbreaks

Fresh Plaza

Marieke Hemmes

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Oct 20, 2016 Birko’s Dana Johnson Judges at 2016 GABF

Modern Brewery Age

Peter V.K. Reid

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Sept 30, 2016 The Clean Team

Good Fruit Grower

Ross Courtney, TJ Mullinax

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Mar 23, 2016 Clean, Safe and Savvy

Food Engineering

Jaan Koel

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Feb 13, 2015 Birko recognized as a top 50 family-owned Colorado company

National Provisioner

National Provisioner

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Press Releases

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Mar 01, 2018 Birko Achieves Certification for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System PDF | HTML
Jan 30, 2018 Birko Named Supplier of the Year by the North American Meat Institute PDF | HTML
Dec 04, 2017 Birko and Country Malt Group Sign Distribution Agreement PDF | HTML
Sept 19, 2017 Birko Hires Suzan Damron as Director of Accounting & Finance PDF | HTML
Aug 10, 2017 Birko Launches New and Improved PDF | HTML
Aug 01, 2017 Birko Introduces New Craft Brewery Cleaner, BBC PDF | HTML
June 13, 2017 Industry Veteran John Flynn Joins Birko as Vice President of Sales PDF | HTML
Jan 31, 2017 North American Meat Institute Honors Birko’s Mike Gangel With Industry Advancement Award PDF | HTML
Sept 14, 2016 Birko’s Dana Johnson to Judge at Great American Beer Festival PDF | HTML
Sept 14, 2016 Birko to Exhibit at the 2016 PMA Fresh Summit PDF | HTML
July 19, 2016 Innovative Industry Champion, Mike Gangel, Retiring PDF | HTML
Jan 15, 2016 Promoting Healthy Youth PDF | HTML
Nov 02, 2015 Birko Introduces Two New Products PDF | HTML
Sept 23, 2015 Birko’s Dana Johnson Named Judge at Great American Beer Festival PDF | HTML
Mar 25, 2015 Birko’s Kelly Green Named Panelist at Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference PDF | HTML
Mar 16, 2015 Birko’s Kelly Green Named Panelist at Colorado State University Agriculture Summit PDF | HTML
Mar 03, 2015 Birko Partners with Garden Cut on Food Safety Program PDF | HTML
Feb 24, 2015 Birko/Chad Equipment’s Robert Ogren to Give WaterSmart Poster Presentation at BIFSCo Safety Summit PDF | HTML
Feb 17, 2015 Birko Partners with Dunbar Foods on Food Safety Program PDF | HTML
Feb 10, 2015 Birko Recognized as a Top 50 Family-Owned Colorado Company PDF | HTML

Case Studies

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June 26, 2017 Fresh Cut Produce Operation PDF
June 23, 2017 Reducing Pathogens on Jalapeno Peppers and Other Produce PDF


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Nov 15, 2017 Everything Your Plant Needs to Know About Sanitary Design Food Safety Tech Dr. Elis Owens
June 27, 2017 Sanitation: Your Best Crisis Management Tool Produce Marketing Association Dr. Elis Owens
Aug 14, 2014 Sanitation 101 with Dr. Elis Owens Blog Talk Radio Dr. Elis Owens
April 22, 2014 Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria with Elis Owens Blog Talk Radio Dr. Elis Owens


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Dec 14, 2017 CPS Minute with Elis Owens from Birko View Now
Feb 09, 2017 Food safety equipment solutions from Birko & Chad View Now
Jan 10, 2017 Customer Testimonial: Indianapolis Fruit View Now
Jan 06, 2017 Customer Testimonial: Avery Brewing Company View Now
May 19, 2016 Customer Testimonial: Chelan Fruit View Now
Mar 09, 2016 Customer Testimonial: Birchwood Foods View Now
Jan 21, 2015 Customer Testimonial: Diebolt Brewing View Now
Nov 06, 2014 Customer Testimonial: Stone Meats View Now