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The three cleaning pillars in the food industry

8 April 2024

We know that the highest hygiene requirements are required where food is processed. This is in the interests of consumers and the food industry. The professional cleaning and disinfection of rooms, systems and devices are a basic requirement for compliance with microbiological requirements. Because kitchens in particular provide excellent living conditions for germs. Moisture, heat and organic substances form an ideal breeding ground for the multiplication of germs and bacteria. The cleaning of rooms and facilities is assigned to operational hygiene. Three pillars form the foundation of food-safe cleaning: cleaning routines, technical aids and awareness.

Systematic approach: cleaning routines

A structured cleaning schedule is essential to ensure that all areas of the production facility are cleaned regularly. This includes cleaning machines, equipment, work surfaces, floors and other surfaces. A set cleaning schedule ensures that no areas are neglected and all cleaning work is carried out efficiently.

Manual cleaning equipment such as scrapers, brooms, squeegees, etc. are still important. In order to minimize the risk of contamination from the devices, hygienic storage and consistent separation of the aids according to hygiene areas is necessary. The PHT Group therefore offers color-coded cleaning utensils . These ensure easy assignment. Hygienic storage solutions, such as shade walls, ensure clean storage. These aids strengthen routine and have a preventative effect.

Innovative methods: cleaning technology

Even though scrubbers and brooms still have their place, innovative technical systems and devices have long been used in the food industry. These ensure efficient and thorough cleaning of surfaces such as walls, floors, work tables and much more.

The PHT Group offers innovative cleaning and drying technology. Cleaning systems are available for the hygienic cleaning of containers, trolleys and means of transport. Wheel cleaning with a floor tray placed at entrances prevents dirt from getting into your company via the trolleys

In recent years, low-pressure foam cleaning systems have been established for cleaning floors and walls. Both mobile and stationary. Foam cleaning devices save resources and are energy efficient. Because the low pressure saves water, chemicals and energy. The easy handling ensures the highest level of occupational safety. The workplace is first cleaned with water and then with a chemical foam. The special thing about the low-pressure foam cleaning system from PHT: With the NEXT system, the chemicals can be used one after the other via one outlet.

Continuous awareness raising: training and briefings

Every routine and every tool is only as good as its user. That’s why it’s important to train employees in proper cleaning procedures and protocols. This is the only way to ensure that cleaning tasks are carried out effectively and safely. Every employee must make their contribution to safe food production.

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The selection of the appropriate technical aid depends on the specific cleaning requirements and the surfaces to be cleaned in food production. Our experts will be happy to advise you on which systems are best suited for your business. With our specialist knowledge, we support you in meeting the HACCP requirements. We will work with you to create a HACCP cleaning plan for your machines and systems.

PHT develops holistic hygiene concepts that can be integrated into existing and new operations in the food industry and food processing companies. In addition to the systems presented here, we offer other hygiene solutions with which you can make your business more hygienic. We are happy to help.