Borton Fruit Partners with Birko to Improve Food Safety
- by Jordan Okumura
HENDERSON, CO - Borton Fruit has partnered with food safety solutions provider Birko to significantly improve facility sanitation and control pathogens.
“Birko has gone out of its way to teach our staff why food safety is important and why sanitation is vital to the functionality of our food safety program,” said Miles Murphy, Food Safety Manager for Borton Fruit. “Their chemicals work great, but what really makes Birko stand out as a company is the extra value and service provided by their technical representatives.”
These improvements include a number of specialized chemistry, technology, and training to boost the company’s cleaning and sanitation procedures, namely:
- Algae Guard™ Quat Blocks, which help control microbial growth in cooling unit condensate drain pans
- Pow-R-Scrub™, a phosphate-free, mildly alkaline mix of detergents and non-toxic solvents
- Neutra Foam™, a safe, chemically-neutral formula used as a general-purpose cleaner or as a foam generator
Borton Fruit also installed a Birko portable rolling foamer to apply sanitation cleaners. The portable rolling foamer is air-powered and applies shaving cream-like foam for improved efficiency, according to a press release.
“While Borton has transitioned to several Birko chemicals, we’ve also provided a lot of training to the Borton sanitation crew in proper cleaning techniques,” said Kellie Bauman, Birko’s Technical Sales Representative for the Northwest region. “This has been a successful partnership in combining chemistry, equipment, technology, and training to deliver operating efficiency to Borton.”
With these new improvements and partnership with Birko, Borton Fruit is continuing its commitment to food safety.