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Color Coded Products


Elevate your industry standards with Harco Enterprises’ comprehensive selection of color-coded solutions, meticulously crafted to enhance the safety and hygiene of critical environments. Specializing in serving sectors like food, beverage, dairy, breweries, fisheries, and pharmaceuticals, we understand the importance of stringent contamination control. Our lineup, featuring esteemed brands like Carlisle, Sparta Brushes, Remco, Vikan, Ridgeview, and Rubbermaid, is designed not just to meet, but to exceed the hygiene protocols of your industry.

The Significance of Color-Coding in Contamination Control

Our color-coded system isn’t just a product — it’s a pivotal safety measure. By assigning specific colors to critical control points, we empower your business to mitigate the risk of allergen mingling and contamination — the culprits behind costly recalls. Our extensive product range comes in a vibrant spectrum of colors, ensuring that your operations are not only compliant but also visually standardized for easy monitoring.

Explore our versatile collection, including:

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  • Brushes and Handles
  • Brooms, Dustpans, and Mop Buckets
  • Pails and Round Containers with Lids
  • Totes and Metal Detectable Options
  • Specialized Cleaning Tools like Scrub Pads, Knives, and Scrapers
  • Essential Safety Wear from Boots to Protective Garments
Color Coding in Hygiene and Safety

Color coding is a critical component in maintaining high standards of hygiene and safety in various industries, particularly those where contamination control is paramount. The use of distinct colors to differentiate tools and equipment serves multiple purposes:

  • Minimizes Cross-Contamination:  Assigning specific colors to different areas or stages of production helps prevent the transfer of bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants from one part of the facility to another. For example, using red tools for handling raw meat and green for vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination in food processing environments.
  • Enhances Safety and Compliance: Color coding aligns with HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) principles and supports GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), therefore making it easier to comply with industry regulations and safety standards.
  • Facilitates Training and Adherence: It simplifies the training process for staff as they can quickly learn which color is associated with a particular task or area. This visual guidance system helps ensure that all team members are following the same protocols, thereby reducing the chance of human error.
  • Improves Operational Efficiency: Having a color-coded system in place streamlines operations by providing a visual cue that is easy to identify, reducing time spent on selecting the correct tools for a specific task. This can lead to increased productivity and operational flow.
  • Aids in Allergen Management: For industries like food processing, color coding is essential in allergen management. By using different color tools for products that contain allergens, businesses can prevent cross-contact incidents that could lead to serious health risks for consumers with allergies.
  • Supports Zone Control: Color coding is often used to separate areas within a facility to maintain the cleanliness and integrity of different zones. For example, one might use blue cleaning tools in a low-risk area like a warehouse and red in high-risk areas like production lines.
  • Enhances Traceability and Accountability: If contamination does occur, a color-coded system can help trace the source more quickly, thereby enabling a faster response to control and eliminate the contamination.
Investing in a Proven Method

By investing in a color-coded system, companies are not just purchasing products; they are investing in a proven method that safeguards their production quality, protects their customers, and upholds their reputation in the market.

Contact Harco Enterprises

Contact Harco Enterprises to fortify your facility’s hygiene practices, optimize safety protocols, and secure your production line from potential threats. Discover the harmony of top-tier quality and innovative color-coding with us — where exceptional service meets industry excellence.


Top Dog Reusable Garments 81014The Top Dog™ Aprons, gowns, and sleeves are designed to support zoned color coding programs. These color coded garments are durable and hygienic, provide protection to the wearer and are reusable.

These garments are made from an ether-based polyurethane film, making them ideal for the food and beverage industry. They are chemical and abrasive resistant and will remain soft at any temperature. Machine washable and dryer-safe up to 180°F.


Harco can offer a large variety of color coded boot covers and safety boots in a large range of styles and colors.

  • Tingley Boot Saver® Covers
  • Tingley Steplite® X Powered By Bekina® Pu Boots
  • Dunlop® Foodpro Puroport® Safety Boots


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Dual Color Knobby MatFLOOR MATS

Harco can offer a wide range of color coded floor mats in various colors and sizes. From disinfectant mats that are specially designed sanitizing footbaths to clean and sanitize shoes and boots, to anti-fatigue mats and dual color knobby mats.


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