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the dangers of listeria in food processing

Food Safety: The Dangers of Listeria in Food Processing

Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacteria that can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness in humans. These bacteria are Gram-positive, facultative intracellular pathogens commonly found in animals, soil, and water sources, which can contaminate dairy products and produce. Furthermore, ready-to-eat meat products may also become infected with L. monocytogenes due to the formation of biofilms on food processing equipment.  If a person ingests food contaminated with L. monocytogenes, they may develop a potentially serious illness known as listeriosis. The transmission of L. monocytogenes

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the dos and donts for cleaning dishwashers

The DOs & DON’Ts For Cleaning Dishwashers

Restaurants, delis, and hotels depend on dishwashers to ensure the cleanliness and sanitation of the numerous plates, pots, and pans used daily. Given its vital role, the dishwasher is one of the most industrious pieces of equipment in the kitchen, making it crucial to maintain it in optimal condition. Here are some guidelines for keeping your indispensable dishwashers, including what to do and what to avoid. Also read: Understanding the Basics of the Cleaning in Place Process: PART 1Cleaning in

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in-depth knowledge of cleaning in place systems orapi par 2

Cleaning In Place (CIP) In-Depth: Part 2

Keeping manufacturing equipment clean and safe is critical in the food industry. This is where Cleaning in Place (CIP) systems come in handy. A CIP system includes various components such as steam, water, electricity, drain access, and air, and the cleaning process involves balancing the right chemical, temperature, time, and action to achieve the desired results. In part 2 of our CIP series, we will delve into the anatomy and principles of CIP, the CIP cleaning cycle, and the importance of using

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the importance of food safety certification

The Importance of Food Safety Certification

It is up to food and beverage manufacturers and food service operators to determine the safety of a cleaning product for use in processing, handling, or cooking environments. This burdens the cleaning product manufacturer to provide strong assurances of their products’ safety for their intended purposes, especially for food safety certification. This can become challenging and levy some additional responsibilities. To address this challenge, the most efficient and effective way to demonstrate the suitability of cleaning products is to register

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the ultimate office cleaning supplies checklist

The Ultimate Office Cleaning Supplies Checklist

Keeping an office clean and tidy is a top priority for every office manager. A clean and hygienic workplace not only enhances the appearance of the office but also ensures the health and safety of employees. However, with the multitude of cleaning supplies available in the market, it can be overwhelming to determine which products are necessary to maintain a clean and healthy workplace environment. Fear not, as we have compiled a comprehensive list of commercial office cleaning supplies that

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Different Types of Lubricants and Their Applications

Different Types of Lubricants and their Applications

In general, lubricants are primarily used to decrease friction between two surfaces; however, it is essential to note that each lubricant has unique properties. Although lubrication may seem straightforward, it is still crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the different types of lubricants and their applications. This ensures that the appropriate lubricant is always used for the intended application, which can reduce machine downtime and failures. To begin with, lubricants can be categorised into four main types: oil, grease,

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Foam or Liquid Detergents Pros and Cons

Foam or Liquid Detergents: Pros and Cons

The ongoing debate between food processing units on foam or liquid detergents as the best cleaning solution has been a hot topic for a while. While some advocate for traditional liquid cleaners, others prefer the foaming alternative. But the wait is over! Today, we will finally put an end to this controversy by examining the strengths and weaknesses of each option. So, whether you are a fan of the old-but-gold liquid cleaners or are intrigued by the foaming alternative, this

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the ultimate childcare centre cleaning supplies checklist

Childcare Centre Cleaning Supplies Checklist

Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment in childcare facilities is more important than ever, which makes it equally important to have the right childcare centre cleaning supplies. And as our little ones make their return to these centres, we want to make sure they are in a safe and healthy environment.    Childcare centres are a bustling hub of activity, with germs lurking at every turn. From changing spaces and high chairs to food prep and isolation areas, the potential

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understanding the basics of cleaning in place cip

Understanding the Basics of the Cleaning in Place Process: PART 1

Clean in Place (CIP) is revolutionising the way equipment is cleaned in the food and beverage industry. The process allows for efficient cleaning of the interior surfaces of pipes, tanks, fillers, and other equipment without the need for disassembly. This means that operations can continue uninterrupted, saving both time and money. The magic of CIP lies in its use of turbulent flow and spray balls to reach every nook and cranny of the equipment being cleaned. The process begins with

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Predictive Maintenance: The Future of Aviation

It is no big news that many industries significantly downsized during the pandemic. However, as the world attempts to recover fully to normal, the aviation industry is facing one of the biggest challenges in finding a replacement for workers retrenched during the pandemic.  Skilled engineering personnel are particularly in short supply, as many have left for other sectors. Though many other manufacturers, aftermarket providers, and airlines encountered the same acute problem last year, it can be ameliorated to a certain

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