Food safety: flooring can make a difference

Indianapolis, August 8, 2011

Raw meats can contain bacteria like salmonella and E. coli. These germs can make you really sick– and they’re everywhere. A nationwide study found 70 to 80 percent of shopping carts had E. coli.

Recent headlines highlight the need for food processing facilities to choose the appropriate flooring solution, providing a safe and hygienic environment for their facilities.

Studies have shown that floor surfaces in food processing facilities can harbor dangerous bacteria, including Salmonella. Salmonella is the nation’s leading cause of food poisoning with some 40,000 cases of Salmonella infections reported each year. The impact of a bacterial outbreak can cost companies millions of dollars.

Cornerstone’s FoodFloor® resinous flooring system is specially engineered to resist bacteria, fungi, mold and algae. Bacterial resistance is just one advantage of our product. This high performance flooring system offers a coefficient of expansion similar to concrete and is ideal for areas subject to chemicals, temperature fluctuations and water pressure used in the cleaning process.

Cornerstone Flooring’s FoodFloor® and other products are environmentally-friendly with low or no VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds).