J. Peter Clark

Sanitation is an important part of safe operation for a food plant. The term may refer to cleaning as well as sanitizing or disinfection. There have been some interesting developments in the area recently.The Quadexx system is Ecolab’s most advanced chemical allocation, formulation and dispensing system, providing improved control, customized cleaning programs, and sanitation information access through Internet on-line capability.

Microbes on food or food contact surfaces can be reduced by removal, killed by heat, or killed by chemicals. Typical chemicals are oxidizers such as chlorine compounds, ozone, and peroxyacids. Chemical sanitizers must meet specific criteria. They must be non-toxic at the levels likel…

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