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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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