Professional food factory cleaning is a must – here’s why!

Professional food factory cleaning is a must

Food factory cleaning in any food or beverage facility is an important practice to uphold the stringent hygiene standards and food safety requirements in New Zealand.

Consumers rely on food processing plants to maintain the highest standards for cleaning and sanitizing.

Without proper cleaning and sanitising techniques, you risk spreading harmful germs, bacteria, and foodborne illnesses. These can spread rapidly due to cross-contamination in a facility where cleaning and sanitizing are not prioritized.

To put it bluntly, professional food factory cleaning is a must!

If you haven’t implemented a thorough cleaning regime in your food factory, we’ll tell you why you should.

What is food factory cleaning?

Food factory cleaning includes procedures, practices, and processes to ensure that your facility is maintained in a sanitary condition. This minimises or prevents health hazards such as environmental pathogens, biological hazards due to employee handling, and food allergen hazards.

Food factory safety cleaning is a total clean of every nook and cranny of a processing plant. Walls, floors, ceilings, equipment, surfaces, drains and vents are deeply cleaned and regularly maintained, ensuring that protein layers are continuously removed to prevent bacterial growth.

A combination of specialised chemicals and equipment is required to remove bacteria and viruses effectively. Only those trained in handling chemicals and operating this equipment have the skills to carry out a professional food safety clean.

The importance of food factory cleaning

Many misconceptions surrounding food factory cleaning often prevent food manufacturers from understanding the importance of this service.

If you’re in the food processing industry, food safety is vital to the longevity of your business and its premises.

Food factory cleaning encompasses many different facets of food hygiene. From audit cleaning to the use of industrial chemicals and equipment. Food safety cleaning is much more than your run-of-the-mill factory clean.

In addition, Government food safety standards require any business in the food industry to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Professional food factory cleaning is a must - here's why!

How will professional food safety cleaning benefit my business

Prevent bacteria growth

Warm, wet, and moist environments such as food production facilities can encourage bacterial growth and contamination within the food.

Cleaning and sanitising reduce microorganisms such as bacteria like Salmonella & Listeria and viruses such as NorovirusRotavirus and Covid-19 to safe levels, thereby minimising the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Help pass food audits

The last thing you want to worry about is bacteria infestation in your food factory when preparing for inspection.

The risk of contamination from poorly cleaned equipment cannot be ignored. Your food quality will suffer and therefore impact your business on a larger scale. Take every opportunity to ensure a sanitary food factory. The cost of a single recall could potentially close a facility or stop you from passing a food audit.

Promote a safe working environment for staff and visitors

Not only will your food factory look visually clean, but you’ll be promoting a safe and respectable environment to work in. This can also help boost and maximise plant productivity.

We’ll clean what others can’t

Food factory cleaning requires specialised methods and techniques. The process depends on the business activity carried out and the machinery, products and chemicals used for each individual job. No two spaces are the same.

Here’s a comprehensive list of what we can do within a food factory safety clean. We can clean your entire plant or separate sections at a time. The following are areas of food manufacturing plants we have worked in, including those with silos and tanks.

  • Deep cleans of the entire plant using M.P.I approved chemicals or hot washes
  • Cleaning of production-line rooms
  • Cleaning cold rooms
  • Applying antimicrobial coatings to prevent future bacterial growth
  • Cleaning of packaging areas
  • Deep clean of walls, ceilings, floors, pipes, lighting, ducts, vents, grills, evaporators and beams
  • Removing the build-up of dust, grime, protein, fats and grease residue
  • High-level and confined space cleaning
  • Cleaning of internal gullies and drains
  • Cleaning factory equipment and machinery
  • Deep cleans of silos and tanks

You’ll see from this list that our services are extremely in-depth and require a trained team of experts to carry it out safely and effectively.

Professional food factory cleaning is a must.

Let us take care of your food factory cleaning

Get your food factory on its way to becoming a fully compliant food processing plant by contacting us today.

Our services ensure all food manufacturers are running a hygienic and contaminant-free operation, offering peace of mind that your business is meeting New Zealand’s food safety standards.

Because we service many food manufacturing plants and industrial premises, we understand the importance of keeping up to date with Health and Safety requirements within the commercial cleaning industry.

Our wonderful team has a wealth of knowledge ready and waiting to help your business shine.

Contact us today for a free estimate or to find out more.

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