Food Plant Painting – Manufacturing Plant Painting

Food Plant Painting – Manufacturing Plant Painting

Retail Store Painting is no stranger to painting Food Processing & Manufacturing  plants and applying only the highest quality performance coatings that are FDA approved for food processing facilities and manufacturing plants. We are fully experienced and fully knowledgeable in all and every aspect of food production and cold storage facilities, clean or sanitized rooms, dairy facilities, beverage manufacturing facilities and much more. We understand that disruption of your schedule is paramount and will work in the required time slots that are most convenient to your facility.

Some other services we offer for Food Processing and Manufacturing Plants are:

  • Stripping of old coatings
  • Concrete floor painting and coatings
  • Steel doors, shelving and equipment painting and coating
  • Anti-microbial coatings for clean or sanitized rooms
  • Floor lines to provide safety and direction

FDA Flooring Systems Regulations for Food Processing Plants:

The FDA has safety and hygiene regulations that require strict compliance from the food processing industry. Food processors will not be able to operate without certification from the FDA. Even existing plants are still in danger of being fined or shut down if the FDA finds evidences of non-compliance. There is also the possibility of forcible product recalls, urged by the FDA, should a quality inspection reveal violations of the standards. Any of these situations could cost the plant significant business losses. The FDA has stringent quality guidelines for food processing facilities because it is protecting the populace against health-threatening pathogens such as E.coli, listeria or salmonella. These pathogens thrive in poorly-processed food and unsanitary environments, and can be transmitted to the food-consuming community. Food processing plants are required to maintain clean areas at all times. This includes flooring’s that should be easy to clean and sanitize. This means that these products are durable and tough against sanitizing chemicals and the frequent cleaning process.

*FDA Food Safe Floor Coatings and Finishes:

Section III of the Food Establishment Plan Review Guide covers the FDA’s design, installation and construction recommendations for food facilities. Part 10 of this section covers specific guidelines on floor finishes. Quarry or commercial grade vinyl composition tile, as well as seamlessly-poured and sealed concrete are the approved finishes for kitchens, food preparation and storage rooms, and the waste disposal and washing areas in food manufacturing facilities. This is also true for walk-in refrigeration and freezer areas, with the addition of stainless steel and poured synthetic materials. The use of any materials aside from these must be submitted to the FDA for evaluation and approval. The reason why these finishes are acceptable is that they make for smooth, non-absorbent and easy-to-clean flooring”s. Additionally, food safe floor coatings of epoxy-, silicone- or polyurethane-based materials are required to maintain the flooring performance and provide long-lasting performance. FDA regulations do not cover any specific floor coating formulation, per se. The material composition of the coatings is what is considered in determining food safe floor coatings. Non-toxic materials are preferred, as well as materials that would not provide an environment for harmful pathogens or food contaminants to proliferate.