To the untrained eye, food preparation areas in business environments look relatively uncomplicated and just like regular spray on coatings, correct?
True. But not necessarily correct. We will discuss the importance of food safe coatings.
What are Food Coatings?
To be completely honest, food coatings are very similar to everyday spray coatings.
However, the food safe coatings that businesses must have ensure that harmful bacteria and germs are unable to breed in locations where food or products are prepared.
These could include kitchens, preparation stations, butchers, school canteens and more.
If you are unsure if you need a food coating for your business, the best thing to do is ask yourself this one simple question. Is there a possibility of bacteria spreading in my work space?
If the answer is yes, then you will need to contact a professional food safe paint spraying company to provide a full quotation and coating.
The Benefits of Food Safe Paint
Although it is one of the most important, the fact that these food coatings are able to fight against bacteria and other harmful substances should be able to convince you enough that it’s the right thing to do.
However, I will go through a couple of other points that will hopefully encourage you to protect your business.
Legalities. In some business industries, failure to comply with industry standard regulations that are outlined by the governing bodies can be extremely serious.
In some cases, business owners that have failed to have the correct food safe coating in place have been prosecuted and the business shut down. Exactly what you do not want to happen.
Customer and Staff Safety.
You would like to think that this is a fairly obvious point. Unfortunately, there are business owners out there that simply should not be allowed to provide a service if they cannot get the basics right.
We have previously worked on behalf of clients that have needed to get a full kitchen and preparation area resprayed because of a salmonella issue they had.
Prior to that serious problem, a number of customers had been reported to have developed symptoms of food poisoning.
Unfortunately, after a serious investigation by one of the health inspectors, the business had failed to provide its customers and preparation environments with the correct levels of protection.
There had even been evidence of cross contamination in the kitchen!
I know there are not many, but hopefully the above points have given you an idea of the importance of food safe coatings.
These things are provided for reasons, not simply so companies can make a quick quid.
If there is anything that you are unsure of, or you would like additional information with regards to food safe coatings, please contact us directly. We are happy to take your call.