Flowcrete Middle East has been busy at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, demonstrating to the show’s attendees how its polyurethane Flowfresh system can be used to create a HACCP International Certified floor.
The resin flooring manufacturer’s expert team have been advising food and beverage industry professionals on the importance of having a HACCP International compliant production line in order to minimise the risk of contamination incidents.
One of the most technically challenging sectors, the food industry relies heavily on the correct specification of flooring materials in order to deliver a clean, safe and sanitary environment that meets a wide range of critical health and safety requirements.
There are a number of factors that clients in the food and beverage industries must consider when selecting a new floor finish. Floors in food manufacturing or food preparation premises must be able to be cleaned effectively and thoroughly, must not absorb grease, food substances or water, harbour pests or bacteria, and should be laid to a safe design so as not to cause the pooling of water.
See the Food Safe Flooring Model
Visitors to stand A2-45 in Hall 2 of Gulfood Manufacturing will be able to see Flowcrete Middle East’s food and beverage flooring model, which shows first hand the key properties that floors in this sector must have, such as an anti-slip yet easy to clean texture, a seamless finish and robust formulation.
This life-size model also displays how stainless steel drainage, a crucial cleanliness component, can be incorporated into a Flowfresh finish. A properly designed drainage system is vital to ensuring that a food manufacturing facility is kept free from unwanted contaminants
If you’d like to discuss how to ensure a site has floor drains of adequate number, quality and capacity in the appropriate locations, talk to one of Flowcrete’s team members, who will be able to help analyse the future requirement for cleaning and maintenance that each area of a facility will undergo.
Flowfresh’s Ultra-Hygienic Accreditations
The Flowfresh flooring range has been awarded HACCP International Certification thanks to its ability to deliver the above flooring properties. This accreditation means that it meets an important, internationally recognised regulators tough standard for food safe flooring.
Every Flowfresh floor has been enhanced with a powerful antibacterial additive to go above and beyond regulators’ requirements and further safeguard the floor from harmful microbes. The silver ion-based, bactericidal agent Polygiene® is homogenously distributed throughout the resin matrix of a Flowfresh floor, a formulation that eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and that meets the ISO 22196 standard for measuring a surface’s antibacterial effectiveness.
To talk to Flowcrete Middle East during the show, head to stand A2-45 in Hall 2 of Gulfood Manufacturing, where they will be happy to discuss how to install a HACCP International Certified floor within any new build or existing food and beverage facility.