Water Treatment For The Food & Beverage Sector
As a heavily regulated industry, water usage in the food and beverage sector is naturally high. Not only is it a major ingredient in food and drinks, but it is also an essential part of maintaining food hygiene standards and to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria that could be dangerous to staff and consumers.
Certain foods like meat and poultry carry pathogens that need to be properly removed through cleaning and cooking. As the food is prepared, these pathogens can spread onto surfaces and kitchen equipment. This is where water becomes essential in the sterilisation of kitchen areas to stop those bacteria from reaching other areas where they could cause harm. The Food Standards Agency lays out strict guidelines on how food is handled to ensure that safety is at its height at all times. As a result; water usage is high in order to keep standards up at all times.
According to Food Manufacturer, the sector is currently using 430 million litres of water every year as part of the cleaning, cooking and preservation of food and beverages.
How Can Water Treatment Help?
Food Manufacturer predicts that through proper management and the installation of water recycling and treatment facilities, businesses could save over 2000% on their water bills every year. Savings of this volume could be reinvested into training staff, hiring more employees and growing businesses.
The installation of a water treatment facilities is part of finding ways to reduce the cost of water by using systems that would clean and treat water for any harmful pathogens and then recycling it back into the company for reuse, rather than pulling water in from the main system and flushing old water away.
There could be major cost savings to the business in the long run and there would be a social responsibility to having better water practices being met. This could all be achieved without a sacrifice of food hygiene standards which many businesses in the sector rely on for reputation and success.
How Can Membracon Help You?
Membracon are water treatment experts. We can install and maintain facilities across multiple sectors including the food and beverage industry, ensuring that they are meeting their expectations in water consumptions and recycling. We bring over 60 years of knowledge to our projects and can offer additional training to our customers to help them to understand the complex world of water treatment.
For companies already using water treatment as part of their business, we can carry out performance survey’s and advise on the potential for upgrades and modernisations where appropriate.
In the food and beverage sector, we can work with facilities including:
- Food packaging
- Food processing
- And many more!
Would you like to learn more? Visit our contact page to speak to us and a water treatment expert will be in touch!