There’s no doubt that the beer industry is booming. The Brewer’s Association cites, “in 2015 the number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 15 percent, totaling 4,269 breweries—the most at any time in American history.” The popularity of craft beer has lead to a rise in regional breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. As this rapid growth continues, government agencies are implementing stricter regulations to ensure the safety of consumers.
“The United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now has jurisdiction in breweries under the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2011. All breweries are now subject to FDA regulation based upon the statutory requirements of the FSMA.”
Breweries are now required to comply with the FDA standards and implement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), which will be audited by regulatory agencies and local health authorities. Good Manufacturing Practices for Craft Brewers (GMPCBs) represent the standard required for brewing facilities, in order to keep the facility clean, safe and hygienic. These programs help prevent contamination and serve as an integral part of a quality assurance program.
Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to penalties, from fines to prosecution, as well as, potentially damage your company’s public reputation, costing you profits.
One area of particular importance is the cleanliness and sanitary conditions of the facility’s plumbing and drainage system. Here is where we can help!
StainlessDrains.com has designed a drain to help cut down on bacteria build up. It is a rounded bottom trench drain with a ¼” plate slotted forklift rated. It is an 8.5” O.D. (6” I.D) and can be cut to any length your project requires. We also offer an area drain, which compliments the trench drain, with a ½” plate slotted that holds up to forklift traffic. It features an outlet that does not have any interior seams or welds, eliminating harborage points for bacteria growth. This product includes a sediment basket.
StainlessDrains.com constructs all our drains and drain products using 304 or 316 stainless steel. They meet U.S. FDA standards, and provide superior anti-bacterial, anti-contamination and anti-corrosion protection, perfect for helping your brewery maintain those GMPs!
We manufacture our stainless steel drain products in our Greenville, Texas facility, utilizing "lean manufacturing" processes to minimize waste and overhead. This allows us to create a value stream for our customers. We control all aspects of our product lines from design through completed product. As a result, we are able to offer competitive prices and quick delivery, often within 2 weeks. Our products won’t break the bank for small and emerging craft breweries.
Allow us to help you create a safe and clean environment to brew your beer. Give StainlessDrains.com a call today.
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