Compliance with standards in food production is a well-known challenge for companies. To ensure product safety in all processes, various guidelines and laws must be adopted and integrated into everyday processes to eliminate risks to the consumer and guarantee the highest quality.[1]

Food safety is protected globally through various controls and preventive measures. These are often different certification measures that all have the same goal: To guarantee the best quality and transparency within a food production chain. One well-known certification tool provides the global BRCGS brand, which helps companies ensure trust in supply chains. With the Global Standard Food Safety Report, first developed in 1998, BRCGS reflects food safety standards and has since provided a framework for quality management within a company.[2] The main component is the HACCP procedure (hazard analysis and critical control points). The quality tool is intended to identify safety gaps, establish corrective measures in case of deficiencies and introduce evaluation and documentation procedures.[3]

(1)MicrosoftTeams-imageImage: Certification supervisor conducts the audit in the company.

Another certification tool is the IFS (International Featured Standards) Food Audit. It documents food production processes and focuses on product quality assurance. IFS aims to introduce a uniform standard, strengthen the cooperation of certification bodies across Europe, and create transparency. The current version from November 2017 includes, for example, the implementation and documentation of audits in the company, the identification of quality management and food safety systems, or the certification procedures after a successful audit. It also lists reasons for KO's and major where the company does not receive certification. One criterion for termination, for example, is the formation of moisture, and in the worst-case mold, in production facilities and the resulting increased risk of hygiene deficiencies.[4]

Cotes' professional adsorption dehumidifiers can help prevent these risks and remedy moisture-related problems. Through a customized dry air strategy, Cotes can improve and control product quality and stability of operations.

Whatever certification standard a company chooses, hygiene is one primary focus of all standards. Cotes can become a trusted partner in this, supporting various cleaning and drying processes and facilitating compliance with quality standards.


To find out if you need an adsorption or condensation dry air solution in your production or to explore what a customized dry air strategy could mean for your business, please contact our respective partners, and request a product recommendation. Our global partner network is supporting you and guide you from the selection to the right Cotes adsorption dehumidifier to the installation and maintenance of your unit. The Cotes partner team is present in various locations across the globe and a reliable contact person for your concerns.

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