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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

Seed to Landfill: Food and Environmental Safety Are Inseparable

In the era of biomass waste turned into energy and bioengineered seeds planted for food, there is much information to absorb about our food and its landscape. However, one thing is certain: Food safety cannot be separated from environmental safety to safeguard public health.

Deep Cleaning – A Specialized Cleaning Process

An effective sanitation program is key to controlling food safety issues such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella and maintaining product shelf life. This article takes an in-depth look at the important process of deep cleaning as part of a normal sanitation plan.

Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants
Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants

Although microbiological contaminants often take center stage in discussions about food safety and quality control in food plants, chemical contaminants and their residues also remain as significant safety and quality issues for food processors. 

A Rational Approach to Using and Selecting Hard Surface Dissinfectants and Sanitizers
A Rational Approach to Using and Selecting Hard Surface Dissinfectants and Sanitizers

The process of hard surface disinfecting is an integral component of a comprehensive cleaning protocol in the food processing and foodservice industries.

Efficacy of Sulfur Dioxide and Sulfur Discs against Wine-Spoilage Yeasts: In Vivo and In Vitro Trials
Efficacy of Sulfur Dioxide and Sulfur Discs against Wine-Spoilage Yeasts: <I>In Vivo</i> and <i>In Vitro</i> Trials

This study tested SO2 to assess its efficacy against wine spoilage.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do

Spices are the subject of increasing microbiological contamination-associated recalls for food pathogens.

The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game
The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game

The trucking industry has never had a more timely opportunity to play its part in implementing and improving delivery control systems for temperature-sensitive goods.

SOPs Spell Out Procedures and Expectations
SOPs Spell Out Procedures and Expectations

Sanitation Standard Operating Procesures are instructive, directive and are written to contain actions around a task—likely intended to fulfill a policy’s requirements.  

Effective Pest Control: The Essentials for Food Processing Plants and Warehouses
Effective Pest Control: The Essentials for Food Processing Plants and Warehouses

Today’s food plant pest control programs should be effective, fully documented and automated.

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.

“Waiter! There’s a Fly in My Soup!”…and So Much More
“Waiter! There’s a Fly in My Soup!”…and So Much More

All edible portions of field and orchard crops are affected by an assortment of pests that must be managed for food safety.  

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.

Lessons Learned and a Bit of History
Lessons Learned and a Bit of History

We’ve seen significant initiatives in consumer protection and have begun to question the whole issue of “farm to fork” and sustainability.                          

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.

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