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FOOD SAFETY
Change of plans
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by Benton Smith | bsmith@sosland.com
ithin the dairy processing industry, ultra-specific
guidance exists for cleaning a facility's wet
environments, and another set of specified
procedures are associated with dry environments. However,
the benefits of dry cleaning practices are appealing enough
to make some processors utilize them in traditionally wet
cleaning areas, as well, when that's possible.
The experts at clean in place (CIP) solutions innovator
Ecolab, St. Paul, Minn., will tell you that operations are
inherently different, and some may need to implement
water-based cleaning instead of dry cleaning. Even so, the
company's executives area technical support coordinator,
Jesse Hines, noted interest for dry cleaning is growing.
" There are still areas that are regularly using wet-cleaning
methods where we're seeing people shift their attention to dry
cleaning, " Hines said, giving the large dryers used by formula
manufacturers as a chief example.
ASSOCIATED ADVANTAGES
Taking a dry sanitation approach to cleaning equipment in a
dairy processing facility comes with hygienic advantages. First of
all, Hines pointed out, that approach helps limit the presence of
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such microorganisms as salmonella and cronobacter sakazakii
by " starving them " of the water they need to grow.
" While most dry cleaning products shouldn't be relied on
to singlehandedly kill off these organisms, dry cleaning is an
integral part of an improved cleaning and sanitization practice
that extends processing times while meeting core hygiene
standards, " Hines explained.
Certain dairy products benefit most from avoiding water
use while cleaning equipment, he said, identifying powders in
particular, such as those used in the production of skim milk
powders, whole milk whey proteins and infant formula.
Patrick Casey, a regional sales manager for food safety
chemical manufacturer Best Sanitizers, Inc., Penn Valley,
Calif., said multiple areas within a given dairy facility may
be sensitive to water, offering cooler and freezer areas and
the processing equipment itself (depending on what is being
produced) as examples.
" The primary hygienic advantage of utilizing dry cleaning
practices on dairy processing equipment is that you are not
adding or leaving behind any water which has the potential to
breed bacteria and contaminate and/or damage the taste, color
or quality of the finished product, " Casey said.
Some processors are weighing the benefits of dry cleaning equipment.
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