Steam Cleaning, or rather, Dry Steam cleaning, is the most effective Food Safety Solution for the Food Processing Industry in South Africa in these uncertain times. Virus outbreaks and other food related pathogen outbreaks such as Listeriosis can quickly bankrupt a food processing company, not to mention destroy a Brand’s reputation. The likes of Tiger Brands, the South African Powerhouse food manufacturer, the listeriosis outbreak a few years back, did irreversible damage to its brand.
Most Food Processing factories in South Africa use manual labour and chemicals for cleaning and sanitising of factory floors, equipment, conveyor belts, etc.
This method is not only laborious and time consuming, but they use vast amounts of water (in a drought prone country) and ineffective in fully eradicating pathogens. It is also almost impossible to get into every crevice of food processing equipment using a cloth or brush. Once the cleaning has been completed, swab microbial tests are done on various areas of the production line, and many of these swabs tests fail the ATP count.
Hygiena ATP Microbial Testing Meter
Dry Steam Cleaning of Food Processing Machine
Drysteam Cleaning addresses all of the above potential problems.
Benefits of Dry Steam Cleaning in the Food Processing Industry
Water is a scarce resource throughout most of South Africa. Many food processing plants use high pressure washers which can use over 10l/min of water. Dry Steam on uses 90ml of water per minute and the Hot water wet steam mode on the German Engineered Blue Evolution machine only uses around 175ml of water per minute. Other than this water saving being a great help for the environment, it also helps food processing plants save thousands on their water bill.
NO CHEMICALS OR DETERGENT REQUIRED FOR SANITIZING
Dry Steam cleaning requires absolutely no detergents or chemicals which can be harmful to operators. Only water is required. Above 60C temperatures, steam kills most pathogens, at 170C over 99.9% of know pathogens are killed within seconds. Hot steam and high humidity over 80% has been proven to kill most germs and viruses.
HIDDEN MICROBIAL BREEDING AREAS EASILY ACCESSIBLE USING STEAM
Food processing machinery, belts and equipment generally have some moving parts that are inaccessible using hand cleaning or high pressure washers. Though high pressures washers are more efficient that hand cleaning, they cannot be used on sensitive parts that could be damaged or broken due to the high pressures. It is in these inaccessible areas that pathogens proliferate and increase the risk of contamination to the food being processed. Dry Steam Cleaning can access deep in and around moving parts on machines and belts, killing any hidden pathogens.
SAVINGS IN TIME AND LABOUR COSTS
It can take several hours to properly clean and effectively sanitise machinery and conveyor belts in a Food Production facility using hand-cleaning methods. With a Dry steam Cleaning machine like Blue Evolution, the amount of labour and cleaning time is substantially reduced. New developments such as the BEAM Conveyor belt attachment for the Blue Evoultion XL+ Drysteam Cleaning machine, a long conveyor belts can be cleaned and sanitized in minutes versus hours.
Why Blue Evolution has no competition when it comes to ensuring Food Safety Compliance on Conveyor Belts in Food Production Facilities
JOIN some of the top FOOD Brands throughout the World that are already using the Blue Evolution Dry Steam Cleaning machines to clean and sanitise their food production facilities, public areas, toilets and offices.
McDonalds, Nestle, Wewalka Dough Manufacturer (Germany)
Blue Evolution XL+ (3-phase, 400 Vac) and S+ (Single Phase, 220Vac)
For more information on how the Blue Evolution range of Dry Steam Cleaning machines can help your Food Production facility me Food Safety and HACCP compliance
Call Drysteam Supreme 083 2265599 (Henri). Sole Importers and Distributors in Southern Africa