Food & Beverage

Overview

Food and beverage production is one of the most difficult and demanding environments for workplace safety products and identification. Harsh wash down cycles, chemical sanitisers, and constantly wet environments present reliability challenges for the products designed to keep your employees safe. Our aim at Brady is to assist you in solving your facility’s top workplace safety issues to help you reach your quality, productivity, and most importantly, food safety goals.

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Washdown Resistant ToughWash™ Signs, Tags, and Labels

Tired of replacing signs and labels that just won’t stay stuck? Our ToughWash™ materials are engineered for the rigors of typical washdown cycles used in food and beverage processing. We have a complete washdown lab in our facility and have tested our products against a wide range of washdown temperatures and pressures over hundreds of cycles. We put our ToughWash™ Signs, Tags, & Labels up against common sanitisers, harsh scrubbing and high pressure sprays. The end result? Some of the most durable signs and labels you can find.

Improve the Safety of Your Entire Facility

Our product selection isn’t only effective for washdown scenarios. Our company’s foundation is built on improving the safety of your entire facility. From safety products like, lockout/tagout and spill absorbents to ID solutions like pipe markers and floor tapes, we can help you improve your facility’s safety, lean and instructional visuals.

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Food safety starts with workplace safetyBrady provides a variety of workplace safety products to help you maintain a clean, safe and visually instructive food and beverage manufacturing plant.


Lock Out / Tag Out

Pipe Marking

Signage

Floor Marking

First aid

Absorbents & Spills

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Safety Sign Site Survey

The Safety Sign Site Survey will give you the assessment you need to prevent injuries and reduce downtime with safety and informational signs from Brady that put important information at the point of need. It is a process that saves you time and increases your level of facility safety and productivity.

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Workplace Safety Compliance Solutions (WSCS)

Brady’s WSCS is dedicated to helping you reduce injuries in your workplace and meet specific regulatory and compliance requirements. A continued focus on workplace safety allows companies to experience improvements in operational efficiencies plus much more.

At Brady, our specialty is ensuring your compliance obligations are fulfilled. WSCS provides the latest information on relevant workplace safety issues along with injury prevention guidance.

Food Processing Solutions Guide

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ToughWash™ Signs and Tags

Signs & Tags built to withstand extreme washdown environments to improve safety and productivity through visual communications.

In food processing environments, you have a dedication to maintaining food safety while helping your employees stay safe on the job. With ToughWash™ approved Plastic Encapsulated Signs & Tags, you can now warn employees of hazards, identify equipment and provide work instructions where you previously could not.

    Ideal for use in the following markets:
  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • General Manufacturing and Warehousing
  • Pharmaceutical Processing
Plastic Encapsulated Signs & Tags feature:
  • Full colour, high resolution printing - Clear graphics and easy-to-read, professional looking visuals.
  • Formulated Metal or X-Ray Detection - Integrates a detectable resin into the sign or tag.
  • Injection Molded Plastic Construction - Withstands high-pressure water, chemicals and abrasion to enhance durability.
  • Sub-Surface Graphics - Protects graphics and print from water, chemicals and abrasives to enhance sign longevity.
Custom

ToughWash™ custom products are available in standard encapsulated plastic, metal detectable, x-ray detectable, or metal & x-ray detectable materials, with full colour and image capabilities.


Custom Tag Options:
  • Standard 7.6cm x 512.7cm or 7.6cm x 3.8cm
  • Variable image (personalised employee photos)
  • Serialised (for tracking and management)
Custom Sign Options:
  • 8 Size options up to 35.56cm x 50.80cm
  • Single or double sided (select sizes)




Application:
  • Visual lockout procedure placards
  • Standard sanitary operating procedures
  • Line change over procedures
  • Identify critical control points (CCP's)
  • General safety signage
  • Lean/Productivity visuals
  • Lockout photo ID tags
  • Maintenance tags
  • Production tags
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ToughWash™ Signs, Tags & Labels for your facility!

ToughWash™ Harsh Washdown Labels

ToughWash™ washdown resistant labels can handle the pressures of high heat, harsh chemicals, high pressure sprays and multiple washdown cycles found in food and beverage processors. An ideal labelling solution for the Food & Beverage manufacturing plants.

Developed and tested by Brady material scientists using real washdown processes, these labels combine superior print durability with long lasting label constructions that won’t fall apart or fall off.

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ToughWash™ Metal Detectable Signs

Our flexible B-854 ToughWash™ sign material is metal detectable in addition to being highly durable in washdown cycles. It is developed with an integrated metal detectable element so common detectors will detect sign fragments during the QA or production process. Furthermore, this design will not delaminate and split into layers like other products, reducing the possibility of contamination. You can use this material with some of our most popular powerful and versatile printing systems to design and print your own custom signage on site.

Metal-Detectable & Washdown Resistant ID Solutions Whitepaper

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5 Labelling Mistakes to Avoid in Food & Beverage Processing Facilities

Every facility uses labels or signs for point-of-need communication. It can be informative messaging, lean visuals, safety signage, you name it! As with most projects, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.

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Food Industry & Workplace Safety Compliance



Many food and beverage plants operate in accordance with the HACCP Certification criteria. Workplace Safety can also be incorporated into this systematic approach to identifying hazards and reducing risk exposure.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

The HACCP approach considers risks presented by physical, chemical and biological hazards through preventative measures rather than post-inspection in food manufacturing and preparation environments.

HAZARD This involves identifying any risks in the process. Potential risks include: contamination exposure, bacteria or chemical and even foreign or loose objects.
ANALYSIS Involves determining the risk severity (high to low) and the likelihood of occurrences (most to least) in the food production process.
CRITICAL The exact moment in the process when risks are likely to occur or be identified.
CONTROL The preventative measures that can be applied to control the hazards.
POINT The point/s are the specific locations of the selected control and monitoring activities.

The HACCP approach can be applied to a number of areas across the food industry. Namely: manufacturing, handling and processing, packaging, storage and transport, cleaning and equipment maintenance.


Work Health and Safety Regulations

Elements of HACCP are aligned to the managing risk requirements under the Work Health and Safety Regulations . According to Safe Work Australia, in 2010-11 a frequency rate of 13.4* occupational injury and disease cases were recorded in the food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing industry. This rate is significantly more than corresponding higher risk work environments.


(* Cases expressed as a rate per million hours worked by employees.)

The impact of high injury rates include: productivity delays and interruptions, higher workers compensation and rehabilitation costs, ROI losses and reduced staff morale.


Simultaneous management of HACCP and Workplace Safety can also ensure the physical safety of workers and reduce risks at critical control points. To incorporate safety into your HACCP approach, use this guide as a reference.

HAZARD This involves identifying any risks in the process. Potential risks include: contamination exposure, bacteria or chemical and even foreign or loose objects.
ANALYSIS Involves determining the risk severity (high to low) and the likelihood of occurrences (most to least) in the food production process.
CRITICAL The exact moment in the process when risks are likely to occur or be identified.
CONTROL The preventative measures that can be applied to control the hazards.
POINT The point/s are the specific locations of the selected control and monitoring activities.

^The Risk Control Hierarchy is available from Safe Work Australia Code of Practice How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks, December 2011

An effective HACCP+S approach can deliver enormous benefits including: reduced injuries, food safety standard and productivity improvements, a culture focused on risk minimisation, heighted customer satisfaction and workplace and industry compliance.

The key to sustainable long-term safety program improvements is focusing on making small, regular changes that can be easily maintained and supported by workers.


Food Safety Standards Australia

Similar to workplace safety regulations, the Food Safety Standards were developed to provide more effective and nationally uniform food safety legislation for Australia. The standards cover food safety programs, practices, general requirements, premises and equipment. FSANZ have a range of fact sheets available to provide more details on the requirements for businesses in relation to the standards.

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