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Food Safety Tops The Bill at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2016

  • Food Safety Tops The Bill at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2016

Food Safety Tops The Bill at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2016

Some of the major topics on the minds of industry professionals are set to be discussed at the 2016 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Jan. 26-28 in Sacramento, CA.

Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere.

Serving as a clearinghouse for practical information important to wine and grape industry professionals, the trade show boasts over 650 suppliers displaying their products and services to more than 14,000 people who attend annually.

Flowcrete Americas will be on hand at Booth 217 to showcase its range of seamless, antimicrobial floor solutions, which have recently attained HACCP International certification, identified as food-safe for use in both wet and dry processing environments.

While it is widely known that a good bottle of wine will improve with age, it is lesser known that unsafe processing or storage conditions can make it deteriorate rapidly – leading to spoilage.

In a recent study of eight American wine cellars, it was the floors and drains that were identified as the sites most likely to become contaminated. Even the cleanest of the facilities in the study was still at risk of spoilage problems if the floor was dirty.

Many wineries install concrete floors; however this is porous and can easily crack and degrade if not properly maintained. Once the integrity of the surface has been compromised the floor will become a contamination risk, as microbiological pathogens will easily accumulate and the cleaning process won’t be as effective in clearing them away.

On Booth 217 Flowcrete Americas will be demonstrating the antimicrobial properties of its popular Flowfresh cementitious urethane flooring range, which has been uniquely engineered to meet the harsh production and processing conditions of the U.S. food and beverage industries.

In addition to the material’s enhanced hygiene protection combined with its excellent chemical, thermal and slip resistance properties, the Flowfresh flooring range is also phthalate free, fulfilling all of the health and safety requirements of the winemaking industry.

With over 30 years of experience in the resin flooring industry, Flowcrete Americas has built up a large network of clients in the US winemaking sector including The Southwest Wine Company, E & J Gallo & Rutherford Hill Winery.

All three days of the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2016 will include afternoon breakout sessions covering the areas of winemaking, grape growing, marketing and public relations, along with business and operations.

Download the White Paper – How to Improve a Wine Cellar’s Hygiene Levels with Polymer Floor Solutions

Download the brochure – Winery Flooring Guide

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David McNeece

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