The commercial food safety practices within the United States have been in the news recently. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an astounding 48 million people are affected by foodborne illnesses in the United States each year, which translates to 15 percent of the American population. Around 4,200 people are hospitalized on average, and 80 die.
Many cases of foodborne illness can be avoided by improving the environment in food processing facilities — for example, by installing products such as antimicrobial cementitious urethane flooring.
The cause of many of illnesses caused by food can be traced back specifically to the meat we consume. The CDC reports that many cases of food-related illnesses and deaths are frequently a result of unsafe or unsanitary conditions in meat and poultry processing facilities. However, other food production operations, from produce handling to dairies, also pose risks.
It’s clear that food plant sanitation is more important than ever. With serious health concerns in mind, it’s crucial to consider the facility conditions in which these products are made or packaged, and how safety can be improved.
Cementitious urethane flooring is antimicrobial, stands up to the severe conditions in food and beverage processing facilities, and is easy to clean and sanitize. It is a superior tool in food facility managers’ arsenal in fighting dangerous pathogens.
Florock’s USDA approved, antimicrobial cementitious urethane flooring offers the combination of versatility and strength that many demanding environments rely on.
Particularly popular in commercial kitchens and food & beverage processing facilities, our urethane cements & coating systems are ideal for a variety of industrial, commercial and institutional environments.
High-quality cementitious urethane flooring can be used alone or in conjunction with a variety of other coatings and decorative toppings. They can be installed with an integral cove base, can be used to adjust the slope of floors for proper drainage, and may also be utilized to resurface or repair concrete slabs.
Some additional unique properties and benefits of our cementitious urethane flooring include:
Choosing a hygienic cementitious urethane flooring system is a wise investment for any business. In particular, the FloroCrete family of urethane cement products furnishes long-term high-performance and can help prevent the spread of disease. Contact Florock today to discuss possible solutions for your facility.