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WetKeys Washable Keyboards Help Food Manufacturing Companies Comply With New Inspection and Compliance Mandates under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
According to the CDC, roughly 3,000 people die each year due to foodborne diseases. In light of the recent updated inspection and compliance mandates under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, WetKeys has seen a significant increase of orders for its waterproof and washable computer keyboards to be used in food processing and beverage bottling plants.
WetKeys Press Release - Atlanta, GA -
- March 27, 2014
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is currently updating its inspection and compliance mandates regarding preventive controls for animal food as well as safety and preventive controls for human food.* In light of this news, WetKeys has experienced a recent surge of orders for its waterproof and
washable computer keyboards by the major bottling companies, meat and dairy products manufacturers, and frozen foods processing plants seeking to reduce risk of contamination of the food supply.
According to the FDA Website, regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act: "About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is largely preventable."**
The costs to a food processing company resulting from a single
outbreak of foodborne illness traced back to their products can be financially disastrous and tarnish an otherwise pristine reputation built over decades. Outbreaks can be greatly reduced by purchasing the proper equipment, such as the professional-grade silicone keyboard with touchpad (KBWKRC87T), which can be regularly sanitized to reduce bacteria leading to foodborne illnesses.
"Nearly all of the top food processing companies in North America have installed or are evaluating WetKeys-brand washable computer keyboards on their production lines in just the past 12 months. Many of them are deploying our easy to sanitize
KBWKFC108T waterproof keyboard with touchpad along the entire chain, from poultry barns and feed stations all the way through to the sanitary packaging of the final consumer product as a way to reduce the risk of contamination occurring," stated Kevin Meadows, Sales Director of WetKeys.
All high-risk domestic food facilities are to be inspected within five years of the bill's signing and then at least once every three years after that. Many of the top food brands Americans consume are improving hygiene at workstations on production lines by replacing standard computer keyboards, that can't be cleaned or sanitized, with sealed silicone keyboard and mouse pairs or models with built-in touchpads. These
industrial keyboards can be immersed in hospital-grade disinfecting agents or withstand pressure washing with bleach solutions between batches of yogurt, cheese and dairy products.
"Our list of customers reads like the 'Who's Who" of food and beverage companies, pet food and livestock manufacturers and even the frozen seafood brands in my freezer," noted Paul Lawrence, CEO of WetKeys. "It gives me great satisfaction when I look in our pantry at home and see that practically everything I eat has been safely handled in some way following FDA regulations and using our keyboards to help prevent the outbreak of foodborne illness."
For more information about how WetKeys Washable Keyboards can help companies follow FDA and USDA Food Safety Guidelines to reduce the risk of cross-contamination in food manufacturing and processing, please visit
Atlanta, GA (PRweb) March 27, 2014
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