Peosta, Iowa (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
Carometec, a sanitation company that provides solutions for the prevention and elimination of bacteria within food manufacturing plants, has focused their attention on a product line that prevents foodbourne illnesses in the edible marijuana sector. Since Colorado began legalizing recreational marijuana on January 1st, the state has seen an upswing in companies producing edible marijuana foods such as brownies, candies, gummy bears, sodas, and even spaghetti sauces, among others.
The edible marijuana industry has proven to be incredibly popular with many of the startup stores, even in the realm of having to cap orders to keep product in stock for other customers. Production facilities are struggling to keep up with edible marijuana orders and these hectic schedules are now leading to the breach of safety protocol. Carometec equips these production facilities with hand sanitation stations as well as sole and boot washers that help prevent bacteria and germs from passing between worker and product.
One of the underlying needs for the Carometec product line is the ever-changing food safety plans of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Edible marijuana falls in a gray area whereas it is a food product, but one not sanctioned by the FDA. This is due to THC not technically found to be federally legal at this time. When the first marijuana shops opened up January 1st, the brownies and candies sold there were basically consumed on a buyer beware basis.
The Colorado D.O.R recently started unveiling regulations that would track the marijuana from seed, to processing, to store via its MITS (marijuana inventory tracking system). Due to possible violation of these regulations, marijuana food processing companies now have the possibility of facing fines and eventually the shutdown of operations. Thus Carometec has seen an immediate rise in sales of stainless steel prep equipment and washdown centers, being purchased for the sanitation and safety of these processing plants.
The Carometec product line has become a leader in supporting the sanitation and quality of an ever expanding number of plant growers all the way to the final packaging of their edible product. “Carometec works with industries producing any type of packaged food for resell that is seeking to ensure quality and to prevent foodborne illness,” said Jeb Supple of Carometec.
As the edible marijuana business continues to surge (up to $100 million in tax revenue in 2014) Carometec works to ensure that customers enjoy these products without putting their health and safety at risk.
Carometec is dedicated to the prevention and elimination of foodborne illnesses within food preparation processing plants. With an arsenal of fully customizable sanitation units, the Carometec product line assists in the delivering of safe, germ-free edibles for the world to enjoy. Find out more at http://www.carometecusa.com/.