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Sanitation

The following list is a collection of all articles in the Sanitation category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Biofilm Control, CIP/COP, Cleaners/Sanitizers, Environmental Monitoring, Food Prep/Handling, Personal Hygiene/Handwashing, Pest Control, SSOPs

Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques
Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques

Part three in a series on sampling, focusing on food safety quality control in microbial air sampling.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Plant Personal Hygiene Practices
The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Plant Personal Hygiene Practices

Good personal hygiene policies and practices are the foundation for successful food safety and quality assurance in all food manufacturing facilities.

Six Steps to Effective Sanitary Design for the Food Plant
Six Steps to Effective Sanitary Design for the Food Plant

Whether you are building a new food manufacturing facility or maintaining your plant, sanitary design of the facility and equipment is one of the most effective food safety strategies.

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.

Getting a Handle on Listeria
Getting a Handle on <i>Listeria</i>

An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.

Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations
Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations

There is a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the implementation of food safety programs at retail locations.

Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act
Developing and Assessing GAPs Programs in Preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act

Good Agricultural Practices comprise a prerequisite program that can be used to manage food safety risks in the field and during transport to packing environments.

Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain
Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain

Customers should be aware of the food safety differences between distributors, especially in a down economy when many are making choices based on price.

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.
 

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.

Proper Hand Washing: A Vital Food Safety Step
Proper Hand Washing: A Vital Food Safety Step

Food safety considerations regarding hand washing are not confined to foodservice workers or food production and processing employees.

Listeria monocytogenes: Controlling the Hazard in RTE Meat and Poultry Processing Environments
<i>Listeria monocytogenes:</i> Controlling the Hazard in RTE Meat and Poultry Processing Environments

The environmental sampling program is critical to preventing and controlling Listeria in ready-to-eat meat and poultry environments.

Activated and Electrolyzed Water: A Brief Review of a New Generation of Cleaners and Sanitizing Agents
Activated and Electrolyzed Water: A Brief Review of a New Generation of Cleaners and Sanitizing Agents

Activated water closely fits the criteria of cleaner and ‘sanitizer’ versus that of a ‘disinfectant.

Cleaning and Sanitization of Food-contact Surfaces in Retail/Foodservice Establishments
Cleaning and Sanitization of Food-contact Surfaces in Retail/Foodservice Establishments

The two sanitization methods commonly used in retail/foodservice establishments are heat and chemicals.

What “Bugs” Sanitarians about IPM
What “Bugs” Sanitarians about IPM

Whereas at one time the retail food establishment took an active role in integrated pest management, it has relegated this activity more and more to the pest control service.

Advanced Technology for Rapid Pathogen Detection
Advanced Technology for Rapid Pathogen Detection

Advancements in technology have led to unprecedented speed and ease in the definitive detection of specific pathogens of particular concern to the food industry.

Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers
Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers

Need a portable thermometer? Find out how to choose exactly what you need.


Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System
Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System

It isn't difficult to see that, independent of the mode of transportation, foods and food ingredients are susceptible to abuse and/or contamination during transportation and storage.

Taking a Byte Out of Sanitation Data Handling in the Food Plant
Taking a Byte Out of Sanitation Data Handling in the Food Plant

Sanitation management software can ease the burden on the sanitation team to meet company goals.

From Cuticles to Counter Tops: Alcohol Sanitizers Aid Hygiene
From Cuticles to Counter Tops: Alcohol Sanitizers Aid Hygiene

Good personal hygiene is cited by leading experts and regulatory agencies as one of the most significant controls in avoiding microbial contamination of foods.

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