Comprehensive sanitation and hygiene practices are more important than ever. For our February 2022 Tech Today feature, Jeanne Schweder detailed how improvements in several aspects of the equipment are making clean-in-place systems increasingly indispensable in food and beverage plants.
Today’s consumers are more attuned than ever to issues of food safety and health. The food and beverage processing industry has responded with more comprehensive sanitation practices and hygienic equipment designs. Improvements in technologies such as spray balls, valves, pumps, and sensors, as well as multi-tank cleaning systems, are also enabling more efficient cleaning processes.
In the decade since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, sanitation technologies have continued to mature, and automation is being employed in both clean-in-place (CIP) and clean-out-of-place (COP) systems. With the detailed cleaning records required by the FSMA to verify compliance, electronic record-keeping and cloud-based data storage are becoming more common as well.
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