Click here to close now.



Welcome!

News Feed Item

Zep Inc. Enhances Commitment to Food Safety with New Technology Platform from GFSC Group Inc.

Zep Inc. (NYSE:ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance cleaning and sanitation chemicals today announced that it is further enhancing its commitment to food safety by offering its customers a customized sanitation technology platform from GFSC Group.

The Zep Inc./GFSC collaboration is designed to help food companies develop and implement a world-class safety and sanitation program managed with a customizable web-based document control system.

“Food safety and detailed sanitation procedures are a top priority for food processors,” said Tammy Nichols, Food Marketing Manager, Zep Inc. “Our collaborative approach enables effective implementation of the sanitation program at every level, providing peace of mind and assurance for upcoming audits.”

Zep Inc. customers will be able to utilize GFSC to help them write and audit their HACCP plans, validate their critical control points and prepare for SQF audits and certifications. This program is further assurance to customers and consumers that their food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.

Zep Inc. is dedicated to protecting its customers’ brands through the professional support of its Food Safety Consultants, as they help food processors deliver high quality, safe food in their facilities on a consistent and continuous basis.

Zep Inc.’s primary food safety customer commitment starts with its own education. Zep Food Division management has developed a superior educational system which qualifies its technical representatives to obtain the certification of “Food Safety Consultant”. To obtain this prestigious certification, qualified representatives undergo extensive multi-level training programs, including: 1) Food Safety/Sanitation Pre-Requisite Program, 2) Food Sanitation Certification School, 3) AIB Food Safety Essentials’ Training Program, 4) Application Equipment and Microbiology Program, and 5) GFSI/SQF/HACCP Training School.

Courses covered under these programs include but are not limited to Food Microbiology, Microbial Testing, Food-Borne Illnesses, HACCP and GMP programs, Chemistry of Cleaning, Cleaning Methods, Safety with Cleaning Chemicals, Personal Hygiene, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), SQF, as well as Antimicrobial Interventions and their application procedures. Zep Inc. is committed to providing ongoing training to keep Food Safety Consultants up-to-date on food industry regulations, research studies and new technologies.

Zep Inc. Food Safety Consultants are strategically located across North America and readily available to serve food processors on a local level,” said Steve Nichols, Group President of Zep Inc. “When customers see their Zep Inc. Food Safety Consultant, they know the entire Zep Food Division is at their disposal, providing training, products and systems – adding another layer of protection for your business and getting the job done.”

About the Zep Food Division

Zep’s Food Division - a Black Pearl Award winner by The International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) - has been a true partner in food safety and sanitation for more than 70 years, offering a comprehensive line of products for all segments of the food industry. The company offers a variety of high quality cleaners and sanitizers, drain maintenance, biofilm removers, hand care and janitorial products; as well as antimicrobial chemicals for direct applications on meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables. For more information, visit www.zepfooddivision.com.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2013 net sales of approximately $690 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets. The company is focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation ("MRO") market, which together now comprise approximately 60% of its revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical. Zep markets these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional®, Enforcer®, National Chemical™, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, MicrobeMax®, Country Vet®, Konk®, Original Bike Spirits®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands. Some of Zep Inc.'s brands have been in existence since 1896. Founded in 1937, Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the company’s website at www.zepinc.com.

About GFSC Group

GFSC Group has worked with some of the largest packers and producers in the world, successfully creating and implementing multiple world class food safety management systems. Our team brings years of experience designing and implementing Food Safety and Quality programs for Field (GAPs) and Food Manufacturing (GMPs) in 15 different HIGH RISK Food Sector Categories. We have helped numerous companies implement SQF Levels 2-3. Visit the company’s website at www.gfscgroup.net.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
As someone who has been dedicated to automation and Application Release Automation (ARA) technology for almost six years now, one of the most common questions I get asked regards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Specifically, people want to know whether release automation is still needed when a PaaS is in place, and why. Isn't that what a PaaS provides? A solution to the deployment and runtime challenges of an application? Why would anyone using a PaaS then need an automation engine with workflow ...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
Your business relies on your applications and your employees to stay in business. Whether you develop apps or manage business critical apps that help fuel your business, what happens when users experience sluggish performance? You and all technical teams across the organization – application, network, operations, among others, as well as, those outside the organization, like ISPs and third-party providers – are called in to solve the problem.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, will discuss how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved effi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...