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Gray's Tyler Cundiff on Food Plant Safety in Food Engineering Magazine

Tyler Cundiff

Tyler Cundiff, Manager of Business Development, Food & Beverage Group at Gray, discussed new trends in plant design and construction in the June cover story of Food Engineering magazine.


For those building greenfield facilities, food safety is assumed, and quality management is a parallel requisite. “One of the primary trends in new plant design and construction is placing heavy focus on resources and technologies to enhance food safety and [its] general awareness,” says Gray’s Cundiff. There are advances in building materials and equipment that help reduce the risk of food contamination, but other technological advancements can aid already sophisticated quality management systems, he adds. “Contractor/engineering quality management systems can now be more easily integrated with a processor’s food quality strategies to create a higher awareness as well as predictable, measurable results in plant construction projects.”


Food & Beverage plant construction is one of Gray’s leading business markets, leading to Gray’s #8 rank among the nation’s Top 15 Food Processing Contractors, according to Engineering News-Record.


Food Engineering reports on the latest trends, products, technologies, and issues affecting manufacturing in the Food & Beverage industry and is written exclusively for the operations & manufacturing management team. To learn more, read Food Engineering’s complete cover story.


    June 24, 2011

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