Many people think that manufacturing is dead or that it has all been outsourced to foreign countries. However, that is not the case. In many industrialised countries, manufacturing has actually increased over the last few decades. However, due to improvements in processes, more advanced machinery and even the rise of artificial intelligence, a lot of manufacturing is no longer done by a human. However, it's still critical. If you are a consumer, a product developer, or even someone who works in the industrial and manufacturing industries, check out these posts. They explain and explore a lot of the reasons why manufacturing is still important and arguably more important than it has been in years.
Many food manufacturers keep refrigerators in their industrial facilities in order to keep their perishable food products fresh. Here are two reasons why these manufacturers should make a concerted effort to keep their refrigerators in excellent condition at all times.
To prevent the growth of bacteria on the food inside it
A poorly-maintained industrial refrigerator is far more likely to develop a defect than one which is serviced on a regular basis.
If a refrigerator in a food manufacturing facility develops a fault which affects its temperature regulation and the fault goes unnoticed for more than a few days, it could cause serious problems for the owner of that facility.
The reason for this is as follows; bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella, both of which can cause severe food poisoning, tend to thrive in warm conditions.
If an industrial refrigerator is being used to store raw meat or other foods that are harbouring the aforementioned forms of bacteria, and the equipment's temperatures start to rise because it has developed a fault, these pathogens will quickly begin to multiply.
If these contaminated foods are then used to produce food products in the facility, the customers who eventually consume these products could end up becoming seriously ill.
In this situation, the poisoned customers could potentially decide to sue the manufacturer. This could not only affect the manufacturing business' profitability (as they may have to pay compensation) but could also destroy their enterprise's reputation and result in a drastic reduction in sales (if the details of the lawsuit become public knowledge).
To avoid unnecessary expenses
It is important for food manufacturers to avoid unnecessary expenses that could potentially reduce the profitability of their enterprises.
One of the simplest ways that they can do this is to keep their industrial refrigerators in good working order. There are a couple of reasons why this can help to keep expenses to a minimum.
Firstly, a refrigerator that is well-maintained will be less likely to have temperature fluctuation problems that could potentially result in food spoilage (loss of food ingredients can drastically increase a manufacturing business' overheads, as these spoiled ingredients need to be replaced).
Secondly, a refrigerator that is periodically inspected and serviced will have a much longer lifespan than one which is not. This means that a manufacturer who takes good care of their facility's refrigerators will not have to incur the cost of repeatedly replacing this expensive piece of equipment.Share