Food Processing Plant Cleaning

Plant Cleaning & Sanitizing of Food Contact Surfaces in the Food Processing Industry

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FAQ About Food Processing Plant Cleaning

According to the Food Standards Code, effective “cleaning” is the removal of general dirt, grease and food waste. “Sanitising”, on the other hand, is treating a previously cleaned surface with a chemical or physical agent to destroy organisms that cause disease or spoilage. This act reduces the total vegetative cell population to a safe level. It is essential for food processing plant cleaning to follow best practices in manufacturing cleaning procedures to ensure safe food production, minimise the risk of cross-contamination and avoid recalls and reputation damage to their business.
There are two main methods of food processing plant cleaning as well as in the beverage industry: wet cleaning and dry cleaning. Dry cleaning is more appropriate for low moisture food processing environments, for example: • Grain and cereal processors • Dry blending • Dry storage areas • Warehouses. Some businesses will require a combination of wet and dry cleaning; but for the rest of you, we need only concern ourselves with wet cleaning and sanitation. Wet cleaning in food manufacturing environments involves pre-rinsing, washing (with chemicals), post-rinsing and sanitising food contact surfaces and food processing equipment. There are 3 steps for effective cleaning and sanitising in food processing. 1. RINSE 2. FOAM 3. DISINFECT