Location: Eastern Europe
Our client, a leading food processor, faced a critical production issue in its new facility: concern that a cereal product was being contaminated by an unwanted microbe. Working on a highly accelerated schedule, we helped this client assess its entire facility, quickly identify potential sources of contamination, and develop practical solutions to address the issue, allowing them to launch their new product with minimal delay.
- Prioritized assessment. Upon initiation of the project, the source of contamination was undetermined and plant stakeholders had a wide range of theories. Faced with an entire facility to assess, our team leveraged experience and judgment to prioritize options and hone in on key areas of impact to get to the bottom of the issue.
- Practical, easy to implement solutions. We recommended system modifications and procedural changes that offered a straightforward solution for achieving the necessary sanitation standards required to resolve the issue.
- Accelerated schedule. The nature of the contamination paired with the client’s desire to get this product to market left no time to waste: within three weeks of initiating the project, our team delivered a solution.
- Complete review of new facility and operations, including assessment of equipment relocated from two other locations
- Unique new sanitary system for controlling air movement across a drum dryer
- International location requiring understanding of local codes, regulations, materials, contractors, etc.
- Full on-site hygienic assessment of manufacturing facility, material movement, plant infrastructure, and personnel practices.
- Final report with prioritized recommendations identifying “likely” to “highly likely” solutions to provide adequate control of issue.
- Redesign and specification of highest priority process and utility systems.