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Contamination Control Floor Mats For Food are a big help to potential product threats and brands in their manufacturing processes.

Safety and hygiene demands are creating a shift in the way suppliers are monitoring cross contamination risks.

Knowing the right measures to put in place can often be an unenviable task.

However, given the consequences if not thoroughly thought out, it could be extremely hazardous to you and your brand.

Food Contamination Sources

Sources from where contamination in food manufacturing comes from can vary, appearing at the Processing, Storage and Transportation stage of production.

Contamination can be broken down into 4 categories, Physical, Microbial Chemical and Biological.

Physical contamination includes:

  • Jewellery
  • Hair
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Dirt
  • Plasters

Microbial contamination includes:

  • Campylobacter
  • Salmonella
  • E coli
  • Storing and preparing high-risk raw foods close to ready to eat food
  • Toxic-producing organisms being eaten by foods such as fish

Biological contamination includes:

  • Saliva
  • Droppings
  • Mucus
  • Blood
  • Faecal matter.

Chemical Contamination includes:

  • Antibiotics
  • Pesticides
  • Sedatives
  • Corticosteroids
  • PCBs (Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls)
  • Acrylamide
  • Heavy metals
  • Cleaning Products


Pesticides are applied frequently on raw commodities which pose health risks to consumers.

In poultry and various meat products, antibiotics are highly prevalent, which can increase resistance in food spoilage microorganisms, causing difficulty in keeping control if spread.

Dry Food manufacturers might on the other hand suffer from trimethyl diphenylmethanes contaminating via migration from food packaging materials of which the use of recycled carbonless copy paper was found to be the major source.

Food Safety Contamination

Wet food manufacturing and manufacturers are advised to be wary of likes of Salmonella and E. coli.

Knowing the right measures to put in place starts with understanding how contamination occurs.

Why does Food Safety Matter in Manufacturing?

Firstly, it is a legal requirement that food businesses ensure all food that is processed is safe to eat.

A single case of food poisoning can cause serious problems for your business and more severe cases can influence a severe drop in reputation fines or much worse.

Therefore, sticking to food hygiene practices within your manufacturing procedures becomes essential for your brand reputation and customer acquisition and retention.

Responsibilities of Food Safety

The following standards have been outlined by the food standards agency.

Food manufacturing must:

  • Ensure that food is safe to eat and the quality of food is as described
  • Not produce any misleading labelling, advertising or marketing
  • Record where food has been supplied from
  • Withdraw any unsafe foodstuffs and complete the necessary incident reports
  • Provide adequate food safety training for all staff
  • Follow a HACCP plan

Dycem Solutions in the Food industry

Dycem Contamination Control solutions support the strict microbial needs of the Food industry, whilst offering a flexible disinfection routine to benefit contamination control in food manufacturing environments.

Sheered with Biomaster, which is added to solutions during manufacture and does not weaken dependant on use. Providing a long-lasting effectiveness against microbial growth.

Dycem Mats are customisable in both size and colour, so you can maximise your protection whilst also assigning a colour to each of your areas that need help with control.

Our solutions are a long lasting, cost effective alternative to peel-off tacky mats. Allowing you to clean contamination off of the surface, rather than tearing away plastic sheets and in the process, throwing contamination back into the atmosphere of the environment you are trying to monitor.

Dycem complies with national and international legislation relating to the protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals. We strictly monitor our supply chain to ensure chemicals on the list of substances of very high concern are not present in our products.

Using Dycem’s naturally tacky mats for decontamination, is the must-have solution for controlling contaminants. Giving you a proven, specialist way of contaminants being kept under control.

Offering world-leading and proven contamination control solution for the demanding food industry and ensuring up to 99.9% contamination control in your food manufacturing environments.

Areas to make the most out of your Dycem Contamination Control Floor Mat

We Recommend

  • Pedestrian Hygiene Stations
  • Finished Goods Storage
  • Primary Packaging / Assembly
  • Communal Entry / Exits to Production
  • Hi-Care Zone Entries
  • Kitchens / Catering Facilities

Companies who use Dycem Solutions


Heinz Food Bakalland Food Muller Food


Contamination in Food Manufacturing Environments Food Safety 2 Cocacola

Case Studies


Food Safety 1 Food Safety 2 Food Safety 3


A Major Food Packaging Company

The focus of the major food company which serves in 62 countries, with 145 manufacturing facilities, 56 research laboratories and approximately 25,000 employees. is for food packaging solutions, bubble wrap brand cushioning and cleaning/hygiene solutions. Dycem was tasked to help one of their manufacturing sites in reducing the amount of foot and wheel-borne contamination from entering critical production areas.

Therefore Dycem CZ01 CleanZone was installed in changing areas and CZ02 WorkZone in their airlock areas. The results have been promising, with a planned expansion of Dycem at other sites in the near future.

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Further information

Food Decontamination Leaflet>

Floating Floor Mats Food Industry Flyer

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