D7 consists of a three-part formulation that must be accurately mixed before application. Because D7 can be applied in multiple ways—spray, foam, fog, and soak—many companies find it useful to have a dedicated mixer that allows them to dispense the mixed product directly into their applicator of choice. This approach offers flexibility for the many ways D7 can be used in a facility.
Training is a key component of any type of disaster response, including contamination threats. Responders need to know how to use both the equipment and the decontamination chemicals before deploying their skills in the field. Of course, training scenarios don’t use real chemical or biological contaminants, so it’s not necessary to use the actual decontamination chemicals when learning and practicing.Read More
Disinfecting a facility often requires different types of equipment depending on the nature of the facility and the materials and surfaces you’re treating. When there are areas where wall-mounted hoses can’t reach, that are difficult to reach with larger equipment, or with large surfaces that need to be treated, portable solutions like handheld electrostatic sprayers are helpful.Read More
The products you select for sanitizing a food processing facility or disinfecting a live animal production area will affect more than just how much bacteria is removed. The types of products you use will also influence production times, how much personal protective equipment is required, and the types of training employees must go through. For example, a disinfectant with hazardous properties might take longer to apply because of the safety issues that surround it, as is the case with formaldehyde.Read More
One of the challenges of cleaning a facility is the various types of surfaces and equipment that must be treated. Whether you are cleaning wood, plastic, stainless steel, or other types of materials, you need a cleaner that is effective and will not cause damage when applied. Choosing a cleaner with a neutral pH is one way to ensure that a highly acidic or alkaline detergent won’t degrade surfaces. Although you might occasionally need a specialized cleaner for delicate equipment or unique materials, having a versatile multi-purpose cleaner on hand is a cost-effective way to maintain your facility.Read More
Although many people outside the food processing industry don’t think much about how bacteria and other pathogens are transferred from one place to another, FSQA managers are constantly figuring out ways to prevent cross-contamination. When personnel or equipment go from one zone to another, they can bring unwanted bacteria with them, unless measures are taken to prevent this. Much of the focus is on handwashing and preventing the transfer of pathogens from hands to equipment, but floors are also a significant consideration. Regularly cleaning and sanitizing floors can help prevent outbreaks caused by cross-contamination in a facility.Read More
Maintaining a safe level of bacteria and controlling odors in a food processing facility often requires a multi-pronged approach, especially for preventing biofilm formation. Rotating chemicals and using different application methods are two ways to keep unwanted bacteria and odors at bay. In addition to sprays and foams that remove bacteria from surfaces, fogging is another application method that many FSQA managers employ in facilities to address odors, especially those that come from bacteria in areas that are difficult to reach.Read More
Effective plant sanitation depends on a number of factors, such as the chemicals being used, application equipment, and trained crews who properly use the chemicals and equipment together. No matter what chemicals you are using, if they are not correctly applied by a trained professional, they won’t be effective.Read More