By Dave Lemanski
Achieving operational excellence can be challenging for any food or beverage business, particularly dairy manufacturers that work under the industry’s most rigorous 3A specifications. Technologies, including advanced inspection capabilities specifically designed for dairy plant applications, can be put into place that meet such strict standards and that can be optimized to both find and reject contaminants and enhance quality assurance.
Dairy manufacturers adhere to arguably the food industry’s toughest standards for safety and sanitation. There’s no room for nooks, crannies, crevices or errors in production and washdown, as processors work to meet rigorous 3A Dairy Compliance Standards and are guided by other food safety and quality assurance programs such as HACCP, FSIS and SQF.
Just as sanitary machinery is often welded and seamless, dairy production lines must run tight, lean and buttoned up. In today’s operating environment, dairy manufacturers balance parallel priorities while striving to achieve operational excellence as part of their own continuous improvement plans or other tools and programs, like Lean Manufacturing or Total Quality Management.