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OPERATIONS
SANITATION AND
DISINFECTION
A look at tech innovation and best practices.
By Keith Loria | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
Comprehensive
training and a
culture that understands
and supports
food safety practices
are key components
to producing safe
pet food and treats.
AIB International
S
Sanitation and disinfection in pet food processing is
more important than ever before. Where once plants
did not shut down just for cleaning, now down days
for cleaning are regularly scheduled. Randy Kohal, vice
president, food safety and reliability, Nexcor Food Safety
Technologies, Buford, Ga., said the importance of processing
sanitation and disinfection has increased over
the years from early concerns of dirt and buildup to a
modern understanding of the risks of microorganisms.
" Risk mitigation is the basis for sanitation practices
and having a scientific understanding as well as a food
safe culture is critical to success, " he said. " The resulting
benefit is a workforce that understands the importance
of sanitation, proper food safety, and execution in the
most economical way possible. "
Sanitation is one of the most important pillars for
food safety. Joe Stout, founder of Commercial Food
Sanitation (CFS), New Orleans, La., noted that without
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proper sanitation and disinfection, there can be no safe
food manufacturing environment.
" If we don't start production with a clean plant, all
the other programs and practices will not be enough
to avoid risk to product, " he said. " They are both paramount
to the success of the other departments within
the food manufacturing facility and most importantly to
the consumer. "
This commitment to sanitation and disinfection has
resulted in higher quality products.
" Many understand that for sanitation and disinfection
to be successful, they must follow procedures, "
said Donald Rushing, food safety professional at AIB
International, Manhattan, Kan. " This includes understanding
how much caustic and water should be used,
the proper temperature of the water, how long they are
leaving it on the equipment, and when to remove it for
the best results. If cleaning chemicals are removed too
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