Contaminant Protection for Food Processing Operations

As a food processor, one of the most important choices you can make is what roofing system you trust to protect your processing plants. Roofing systems are the first line of defense against food contamination and equipment damage, two impacts with potentially devastating consequences.

While businesses in many industries can afford minimal roof leaks for periods of time, the same is not true for companies that process food products. For critical food processing facilities, any leak (no matter how miniscule) occurring over even the shortest period of time is unacceptable. Any amount of food contamination caused by a leaking roof can be costly to your business’s reputation and, most importantly, the health and safety of your customers.

Potential impacts of a leaking roof could include:

  • The complete shutdown of your plant
  • Extensive facility downtime
  • Foodborne disease outbreaks and subsequent lawsuits
  • Expensive damage to your facility
  • A significant loss of revenue

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Industry Leaders Rely on FiberTite

FiberTite Roofing Systems deliver consistent performance for challenging food processing applications. Some of the top companies in the industry rely on our roofing solutions, including Tyson® Foods, one of the world’s largest meat processors, and Spangler Candy Company, maker of the infamous Dum Dum® lollipop.


Food processors are up against a unique set of challenges. Not only do you need to be mindful of the roofing system impacts that typically affect other industries, such as wind, foot traffic from maintenance crews, extreme temperatures and moisture, they also need to account for:

  • Exhaust vent emissions of gas, grease and chemicals that can destroy many roofing membranes
  • A wider number of contaminants, including animal fat and industry-specific cleaning agents
  • Strict food industry regulations

Read about how FiberTite delivered a semi-custom solution to help Tyson Foods overcome a complex set of challenges, which resulted in the installation of 2 million square feet of FiberTite roofing systems on Tyson facilities. And find out why our nearly 20-year partnership with Spangler Candy Company has continued to strengthen over time.

Many food processing companies have trusted FiberTite to protect their facilities for decades — in fact, some of our solutions have been safeguarding facilities since 1981.

To learn more about how FiberTite protects food processing facilities, download our product brochure.

For critical facilities, breaches of any kind are devastating to your business – but the cost of a leaking, punctured or failing roof can be disastrous. At FiberTite, we understand the unique challenges faced by data centers, food processing plants and health care facilities to meet strict codes and standards, keep maintenance costs down and to protect the equipment, products and people inside.  Watch our "Fiber5" video series now to learn more! 

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