If you’re in the food processing industry, you will be aware of the stringent hygiene standards around food safety. A professional clean will ensure you get optimum hygiene results.
We recently completed a Food Hygiene and Audit Clean for our clients Neat Meat who supply gourmet cuts of beef, lamb, venison and pork to top New Zealand restaurants. With this fresh in our minds, we feel it’s timely to bring you a post on this topic.
When we are questioned on what it is we can do that food processing companies can’t do themselves, the answer is simple: we have the right tools and experience.
And we’re not talking about a couple of spray bottles and a dish cloth. We’re talking antimicrobial treatments, hygiene coatings and MPI approved chemicals.
If not done right, your premises will not meet its audit obligations around food safety and hygiene compliance. This could mean your company is out of action for some time. Worse still, you risk the possibility of harmful pathogens reaching your consumer.
We tackle all the hard-to-reach areas to ensure stringent hygiene standards are met
Although your premises may look clean, you just never know what’s lurking in those hard-to-reach spots.
No matter how many pipes, drains and vents you have, we will ensure a thorough clean of every possible nook and cranny. All floors, walls, and ceilings are also cleaned and sanitised to the highest standards.
Before beginning a job, we assess the space to see just how complex it will be. In food processing, it’s common to encounter large amounts of pipes and various different surface types. This is why cleaning every part of a food processing premise takes specialised equipment. We always tailor our services to meet the needs of the client.
Here is our general scope of work for our latest food hygiene and audit cleaning job.
- To foam entire room – machinery, walls up to two metres high, cutting tables and boards.
- To wash, rinse and dry all machinery components, silver tins and bins.
- To sanitise using Antimicrobial treatment chemicals on all equipment, walls, machines and floors.
- To squeegee all flooring in premises.
We are not deterred by small or awkward spaces as we have all the suitable equipment for any scenario.
Professional food safety = peace of mind
Operating a food processing plant that meets food safety and hygiene standards is just good business practice. In New Zealand, we take the issue of food safety very seriously, as the consequences of getting it wrong can be harmful to both your business and the consumer.
It’s simply not enough to have a “she’ll be right” attitude about the cleanliness of your premises. We have seen the outcome of poor hygiene management before and we can assure you, “she” did not turn out to be “right”.
When it comes to the smooth day-to-day running of your food processing plant, there’s nothing like having peace of mind. If you were constantly concerned about whether your plant would meet New Zealand’s food safety and hygiene standards, your stress levels would end up through the roof.
Our services will give you the peace of mind you need to run your plant to its peak efficiency. Cleaning and sanitising your processing equipment also ensures it’s well maintained and increases its longevity.
Professional cleaning is a win-win for you.
Get a free site inspection and a fast, effective deep clean
If there’s one thing we have learned in our experience with industrial cleaning, it’s that no two sites are created equal.
Food manufacturing premises come in all shapes and sizes which is why there is a variety of categories in meeting food hygiene standards. Having seen so many different food processing sites, we are able to acknowledge what needs to be done after a quick site inspection.
Our site inspections are free and will inform how healthy your premises are. No matter how big the job, we will swiftly deal with any issues that need to be addressed. We also aim to work outside your hours of operation to avoid disruption.
Once we have a clear idea of what needs to be done, we will gather the appropriate chemicals and equipment needed to give you the best possible outcome. Our deep clean will remove any protein layers that may harbour bacteria in the future. We have a range of chemical suppliers that we proudly associate with, but if you have a preferred supplier, we are happy to consult with you.
All in all, our cleaning services go ahead seamlessly with very little disruption to your processing output.
If you are concerned that your business is not up to scratch and not meeting the stringent hygiene standards required, we’ll be happy to help.
Call us today for a free site inspection and get a professional clean to put your mind at ease.