How Conveyors Can Revolutionize The Food Industry Post-Covid
With widespread coronavirus concerns continuing to sweep the nation and the world, the demand for safer, more hygienic practices has never been more necessary in all industries, especially the food industry. When it comes to food processing, product recalls are frequent and often devastate both the manufacturer and the consumer. Many manufacturers are still using equipment with materials like plastic or rubber even though they pose a serious threat to product quality. Aging plastic and rubber belts can generate particulates and emit fumes that contaminate food, also risking product damage due to pits, divots, and cracks in the machinery where allergens and chemicals often fester. Using materials like metal or stainless steel, manufacturers can guarantee a safer and more hygienic end product, as these materials do not outgas and are bacteria-resistant.
Another sector of the food industry, food service, has been adjusting as well and using conveyors to do so. Based in Japan, Kappa Sushi recently announced its Business Trip Rotating Sushi Service (Shuccho Kaiten Sushi Service). This catering service offers a hygienic dining experience by serving food utilizing a full conveyor belt. Kaiten sushi (sushi on a conveyor belt) is immensely popular in Japan, and more recently, in America’s cities. As the industry evolves and we prepare for a post-COVID world, hygienic food service practices that offer greater separation and safety will undoubtedly only grow in popularity.
Not only does Quintec Integration provide the industry’s most innovative and reliable conveyor systems, such as accumulating conveyors, portable conveyors, gravity conveyors, sanitary conveyors, and live roller conveyors, we also specialize in custom and replacement parts for your existing equipment. As the world continues to change and best practices evolve, Quintec Integration is both committed and prepared to adapt for whatever may come our way. If it involves a conveyor, we have the solution for you. To learn more, contact Quintec Integration.