Eliminating contamination is a primary concern when integrating a new system into your operation. Here’s what you need to know when choosing a compressor:
FACT: In the United States alone, food-borne illnesses are expected to cost roughly $55.5 billion each year in medical treatment costs, lost productivity and illness-related mortality – impacting about 9 million Americans. If any food-borne illnesses are traced back to you, chances are good that your operation could suffer from product recalls and potential litigation. “Thirty years ago, if you had a little problem, you were not going to get discovered,” says David Acheson, former associate commissioner for foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, who today runs a consulting firm. “Now the chances of getting caught are significant, and it can be the end of your company.”
FACT: Food recalls are extremely expensive! Roughly half of all food recalls will cost a company more than $10 million, and losses of up to $100 million have been reported.
FACT: In a 2011 Grocery Manufacturers Association survey, more than half of the three dozen companies surveyed reported having been impacted by a recall in the previous five years – with almost 20% of them reporting between $30 and $99 million dollars in financial impact.
FACT: It’s not just the cost of lost sales, the damage to reputation carries an unimaginable price tag.
Given all these facts, it’s a smart move to put contamination risk at the top of your priority list when choosing a compressor. Contact Scales today to get set up with the right air compressor system for your food and beverage operation.