The Best Cleaning Chemicals Used in the Food Industry

FSQA managers in the food processing industry typically have at least two sanitizers in rotation because it is one of the best practices for the prevention of bacterial resistance, and required by the FDA and USDA. The types of cleaning products and sanitizers used in a facility will depend on the specific food processing environment, the equipment being used, and a number of other factors.

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How D7 Chemistry Works Against Common Food Processing Bacteria

A range of sanitizing chemicals can be used in a food processing environment: hydrogen peroxide, quaternary ammonium disinfectants, aldehydes, and more. Though all of them are required to deliver a minimum level of efficacy, not all of them offer the same benefits.

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What Makes D7 Biofilm Removal Different from Others?

First discovered in the 17th century by the inventor of the microscope, biofilms have been a challenge in the food processing industry since before they were even fully understood. Now that researchers better understand how biofilms form and thrive, new approaches are being developed to address them.

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7 Things to Expect from an Onsite Visit from Decon7

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the FDA may be the regulatory agencies responsible for ensuring a safe food supply, but it ultimately comes down to the practices of individual companies. Having systems in place for daily sanitation, using products that effectively remove biofilms, and training personnel on safe food handling and sanitation practices are all important steps. 

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The 13 Most Common Use Cases for D7 in Food and Biosecurity

D7 was originally developed with a different end-use in mind, but its ability to safely and effectively clean, disinfect, sanitize, and deodorize has made it a popular product for food safety and biosecurity applications. Although its first use in a food processing facility is often to address an outbreak, D7 can also be incorporated into a daily sanitizing strategy to help prevent outbreaks from occurring in the first place. If you’re not sure whether a sanitizer like D7 is right for your facility, these are some of the most common use cases in food safety and biosecurity.   

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How a Turkey Facility Achieved a 99.9999% Reduction in Facility Entrance Bacteria

At food processing facilities across the country, cross-contamination prevention, reducing labor, and cutting chemical costs are of the utmost importance. No matter how extensive its sanitation protocols are, what happens outside the facility can still have serious consequences inside the facility.

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This Month in Food Safety News

Summertime is naturally a season when food safety issues come to the forefront for individual consumers. Outdoor barbecues, graduation parties, and all types of casual gatherings are opportunities for food borne pathogens to thrive. With Food Safety Day, a Congressional initiative to create a single food safety agency, and a symposium on the topic, this seems to be the time of year that the industry has renewed focus on this important issue.

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How Enhanced Sanitation Boosted Production for Food Manufacturing Plant

In a recent case study, we discussed the successful removal of biofilm* from a clean-in-place system at a major ready-to-eat food manufacturer’s facility.

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D7 and Bacterial Biofilms: A Use Case for Removal

The presence of biofilms in a food processing environment can be devastating to a brand, especially if a recall is required due to an outbreak. In addition to the health risks to consumers, persistent biofilms can impact productivity in a facility and contribute to product loss, both of which can be costly to companies. Identifying products that are able to remove biofilms and creating a daily sanitation schedule should be a top priority for every food safety quality assurance manager. 

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Biofilms

Biofilms in a food processing environment can cause significant problems and be potentially devastating for a brand. When found, deep cleaning and disinfection is required for biofilm removal, which can be challenging because they are resistant to many standard disinfecting approaches. Understanding what a biofilm is and how it can be prevented is critical for maintaining a sanitary food processing facility.

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