IMPs Show Their Worth When Designing For Food Safety


May 19, 2021

Food manufacturing companies risk their reputation every time a shipment leaves their facility. People can become seriously ill from eating spoiled food, leaving food manufacturers open to a lawsuit. Even a minor food safety issue can result in consumers refusing to purchase products made under the same brand label in the future. Purchasing insulated wall panels is just one step that food companies can take to ensure their products remain fresh and safe en route to their destination.

Facility Design and Layout an Essential Component of Safe Food Handling

The way a food manufacturer implements building design in food processing facilities makes a big difference when it comes to food safety. This is especially true for poultry and meat products. Specifically, food manufacturers should ensure that they do the following:

  • Clean and sanitize equipment daily
  • Keep meat cold at all times
  • Control moisture in the facility and its freezers
  • Maintain separation zones to prevent the unintentional transfer of hazards

How Insulated Wall Panels Can Help

Structural Panels, Inc. a 100 percent Canadian-owned business, offers Isowall products for cold food storage purposes. Here are just some of the features and benefits food producers can expect when using Isowall products:

  • Airtight and weathertight
  • Precise temperature control
  • Thermal value
  • Washable surfaces that discourage the growth of mold and bacteria

Insulated wall panels for cold food storage allow facilities to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene expected by the Canadian government. Structural Panels, Inc. designed Isowall panels with energy efficiency in mind, allowing businesses to save on the huge cost of operating a cold storage facility.

Risk Involved with Poorly Insulated Wall Panels

Food manufacturing companies that attempt to cut corners by purchasing lower quality insulated wall products take on many risks by doing so. The first thing they should consider is what would happen in the event of a power outage. Some products contained within low-quality insulated walls could spoil within minutes.

If the cold storage system lacks an airtight and weathertight seal, the contents inside it could sustain damage during the shipping and receiving process. Yet another potential risk is the breakdown of low-quality insulated walls over time. The breakdown invites biological pathogens to invade.

Why Choose Isowall Panels for Cold Storage?

With an R-value of 4.1 inches, Isowall offers superior insulation compared to similar products. The R-value also does not deplete with the passage of time. The width of the Isowall is a fixed 46 inches, and its core thickness ranges from 2 to 10 inches. Our company uses quality materials such as a continuous lamination line. Best of all, the Isowall comes with a clean finish and is easy to install.

We are also conscious of our environmental impact and voluntarily choose to seek LEED certification. Structural Panels, Inc. also ensures that all products are CFC and HCFC free. Please contact us today to learn more about Isowall panels or to initiate an order.