Food Factory Cleaning

Food Factory Cleaning

Dec 19, 2013

Every day the food industry deals with the challenge of maintaining hygiene standards and cleanliness. The equipment utilized in this industry needs to be perfectly clean in order to maximize the production capacity and to reduce the chances of accidents occurring due to poor maintenance.

Food processing and packaging equipment gets dirty with grease, wax, proteins, seasoning crumbs, glue and other build-up. This prevents the equipment from operating at peak efficiency.

Unfortunately, traditional methods like wire brushes, sand blasting, solvents and high pressure are time-consuming, ineffective and usually involve significant amounts of water and resulting waste.

The cleaning method used by Atlantis Dry Ice Systems, which uses harmless dry ice pellets, is preferred at many levels in the food and beverage industry.

The key advantages are:

  • Cost effective
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Environmentally sound
  • Scheduled process


A regular monitoring plan means that a base-line can be established to determine the correct time to carry out the cleaning process. Utilising our hand-held luminometer we can carry out regular monitoring and provide feedback on results. This allows a more cost effective maintenance program and ensures that cleaning is carried out when it is required.

Meet internal and 3rd party audits with our Swab Site Location Re-check option, and a variety of other customizable features to comply with HACCP and GFSI documentation. The luminometer device even identifies areas that have not been re-cleaned and/or retested.

The hand-held luminometer utilizes a technologically advanced photomultiplier tube (PMT) that is more sensitive to ATP (adenosine triphosphate) presence allowing detection of lower levels of microbial and organic matter contamination. This is a distinct advantage over systems that use less sensitive PMTs or photodiodes. The luminometer PMT has low noise, a greater dynamic range, a faster response time, and accuracy over a wider temperature range.

Auditors look favorably on documented random sampling and corrective action plans within ATP monitoring programs. The regular monitoring plan eliminates subjectivity by directing operators to swab randomly selected sampling points from within their pre-programmed sampling plans.


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