Food Safety Magazine

Biofilm Control

How Much Sanitation Is Enough for Environmental Hygiene?
How Much Sanitation Is Enough for Environmental Hygiene?

Sanitation and cleaning of a food processing facility should be a documented program, following a validated, step-by-step process, utilizing specified chemicals and tools.

The Sanitation of Ice-Making Equipment
The Sanitation of Ice-Making Equipment

Clean ice, clean ice storage bins and sanitary handling practices are the key to improving product quality.    
 

Beating Back Biofilms in Food Processing
Beating Back Biofilms in Food Processing

As biofilms age, they become more resistant to cleaners and sanitizers.


Biofilms: Impact on the Food Industry
Biofilms: Impact on the Food Industry

Extensive research information may lead to additional methods of both preventing and controlling biofilms.

Give Food Plant Sanitarians Their Props
Give Food Plant Sanitarians Their Props

How do we make sure that we have put sanitation in a position to be the most important department in the plant?
 

RCS Air Samplers Deliver Effective Microbial Monitoring of Ambient Air
RCS Air Samplers Deliver Effective Microbial Monitoring of Ambient Air

Proactive routine air sampling will detect viable airborne particles and establish typical microbial reference data.

Biofilms: Our Constant Enemies
Biofilms: Our Constant Enemies

Biofilms occur widely in nature and may become major problems in foods and in processing facilities.

Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant
Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant

The best defense against biofilms in the food production facility is a good offense developed as part of the sanitation program.

Inadequate Sanitation Results in Biofilm Formation
Inadequate Sanitation Results in Biofilm Formation

Failure to adequately clean equipment can result in biofilms that may require special cleaning methods to effect removal.

Biofilms and Microorganisms on Surfaces After Cleaning and Disinfection
Biofilms and Microorganisms on Surfaces After Cleaning and Disinfection

When growth exceeds destruction by cleaning and disinfection, microorganisms inevitably become persistent and form biofilms.
 

Driving Away Debris
Driving Away Debris

Good conveyor hygiene is essential for any sanitation program for food-related applications.

Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens
Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens

Innovations in antimicrobial systems help food processors stay ahead of foodborne illness-related recalls.