What to Look For in a
Food Sanitation Partner:

7 Secrets
to Success

Aramark Facilities Management Provides Confidence as You Handle Food Processing Sanitation Challenges & Exceed Expectations

With food sanitation, working with the right partner is paramount to ensuring the safety and quality of your products. The stakes are high. Managing complex sanitation processes and staying ahead of strict regulations requires a comprehensive, yet efficient approach. 

What Makes Us Unique?

We don’t just partner with your organization. We are intentionally interwoven into your operations, truly understanding the very specific industry regulations and challenges—helping you remain compliant, reduce your costs and improve your audit scores.

That’s where Aramark Facilities Management steps in. With our unwavering commitment to excellence and a proven track record in the industry, we are a trusted partner for businesses seeking top-tier sanitation solutions for their food processing operations.

Here are the seven most important qualities to consider when looking for a food sanitation partner, and the reasons why Aramark checks all the boxes to provide you peace of mind. 

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A Customizable Master Sanitation Scheduling System

Keeping records is required by the FDA, but not all digital platforms are created equal.

Our cloud-based, customizable Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) provides a centralized dashboard with real-time visibility. This allows you to have a comprehensive overview of your sanitation processes and ensures the master sanitation schedule (MSS) is being followed. With trending reports, you can identify patterns and make data-driven decisions to improve effectiveness.

The digitized Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures mean that employees have cleaning protocol at their fingertips and can access the CMMS onsite with a smartphone or iPad. Regular training updates and tracking also help your staff stay up-to-date on requirements and provide a record of completed training.

Not only is having a platform that’s tailored for food processing sanitation critical for safety, but it also gives you the data you need immediately when facing quality inspections and audits. Our management platform helps effectively manage sanitation processes, reducing the risk of recalls through thorough documentation and record-keeping.

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A Comprehensive
Chemical Program

Compliance with FDA regulations around chemical usage is mandatory and we help you meet these standards seamlessly.

For instance, we only use solutions from an approved chemical list that come with letters of guarantee – a requirement that is often overlooked until it’s requested by auditors. Our Clean-in-Place (CIP) verification system ensures that equipment is cleaned thoroughly, leveraging the power of an automated system that self-cleans. This eliminates any concerns of residue or contamination while ensuring the right amount of chemicals is used.  

Our partnership with leading national chemical provider Ecolab further solidifies our commitment to excellence in food processing sanitation. It means we can offer preferred pricing while maintaining a clean, safe and compliant environment. 

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Established Professional Development and Employee Skills Tracking

We help you prioritize the professional development and skills training of your staff through a well-established program. Each employee’s training and certifications are documented in the CMMS, including those from third parties such as OSHA and the American Institute of Baking (AIB).

This ensures that employees are current on all required training and recertifications while maintaining the highest standards. Regular self-audits assure there are no gaps in training and provide required documentation for external auditors.

We understand the risks associated with inadequate sanitation practices, such as recalls, equipment damage, liability and production line shutdowns. That’s why we are dedicated to helping you maintain a skilled workforce capable and equipped to deliver top-notch sanitation.

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Proven Quality Control Program

Quality control is a critical component of any food sanitation partnership.

Our web-based audit program provides regular audits of your sanitation practices. Reports and documentation are stored in the cloud-based I-QC Quality Control platform, alongside follow-up actions and next steps to address any areas of concern.

As part of our quality control assurance, we use a cleaning verification platform that includes ATP swabbing. Extensive reporting capability validates the sanitation processes. Although this is a newer requirement under the updated FMDA, Aramark has been providing it long before it became standardized. We help you stay ahead of regulatory changes, remain compliant, and avoid unexpected FDA penalties or shutdowns.

Furthermore, our proprietary I-QC platform provides regular self-audits and supports quality internal audits. Your site is always inspection-ready and maintains the highest quality control standards.

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Commitment to
Continuous Innovation

Since 2013 Aramark has been using ATP swab testing. Our I-QC quality control program provides operational confidence. These are just two of many examples that demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement.

We proactively review new equipment and emerging technologies in the industry so we can continue to provide enhanced efficiency, environmental sustainability and workplace safety. Aramark was among the first to implement steam equipment for cleaning – a technology that delivers thorough sanitation while reducing the risk of spark- and dust-related issues.

We also recognize that one size doesn’t fit all and we make sure to find the right solution for your needs. In all our partnerships, we are dedicated to being forward-thinking and delivering cutting-edge solutions that improve your sanitation processes.

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Integrated Sanitation, Pest Management and Landscape Maintenance

As part of our holistic approach to cleanliness and sanitation, we offer an integrated solution to many of the challenges that compromise sanitation. 

We merge pest management, grounds maintenance and sanitation in one comprehensive package. Control of all is essential to a successful food safety program. Well-maintained grounds contribute to pest prevention and, in kind, managing pest-related issues outside impacts sanitation inside your facilities. 

When these responsibilities are shared by multiple providers, gaps occur in communication or knowledge sharing. Our approach assures pest control, grounds management and sanitation are all under one centrally controlled program. 

This holistic approach to managing a plant’s exterior and interior conditions can even influence sanitation audit scores. Inspectors arriving at a poorly maintained facility may develop preconceived notions about overall operations, impacting a final audit report. 

We pride ourselves on looking at the big picture and taking care of the small pieces so you can focus your efforts elsewhere. 

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Specialized Expertise

Proper sanitation is a highly technical and heavily regulated discipline. Every  operation will require specialized expertise at some point. Access to such expertise  when and where needed has become more challenging in the current economic and labor environment.

Our team consists of subject matter experts in both clean-in-place and clean-out-of-place processes – team members who are trained and certified specifically in sanitation. We bring highly specialized knowledge and leaders in operational excellence to deliver the sanitation process.

In our years of experience, we have never failed an FDA inspection. We help you do the right thing when it comes to food safety and ensure that your site is always tour-ready for any inspection, saving you time and money. 

We’re the food
sanitation partner

you’ve been waiting for.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with a high-performing sanitation program.
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