In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, hygiene expert Paul Barnhill tells us all about Meritech's innovative Employee Hygiene Toolbox created in partnership with Food Safety Magazine.

In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Paul Barnhill, chief technology officer and head engineer at Meritech, the leader in automated employee hygiene. He has over 28 years of experience working with professionals in food manufacturing, healthcare, and foodservice. He understands the challenges these industries face when creating hygiene programs and how to overcome these obstacles through education and automated technologies.

Paul often speaks on best practices in hand hygiene, footwear sanitation, and the science behind pathogen removal. Helping food processing and packaging facilities produce safe and healthy products through hygiene excellence is a passion for him.

Prior to joining Meritech, Paul worked at Medtronic, Inc. a leader in cardiovascular equipment and implantable devices, in their hemostasis division as a mechanical designer within the R&D department. Paul earned his accreditation degree from the American Institute for Design & Drafting. 

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In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Paul about:

  • The most prevalent challenges with traditional handwashing and instant sanitizers
  • The advantages of automated handwashing
  • Meritech's CleanTech automated handwashing system
  • Often overlooked steps in handwashing
  • The Meritech Employee Hygiene Toolbox--what's included and who it's for
  • Common problems with hygienic zoning and why it matters for handwashing
  • Why creating a food safety culture goes beyond basic regulatory requirements and why that matters
  • How foodservice is experimenting with new handwashing concepts

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