The processing of fresh-cut produce is a highly regulated industry which requires implementing a strict set of procedures to ensure food safety. Ineffective sanitization monitoring leads to incorrect dosing of chemicals. Overdosing is both expensive and inefficient for companies and can lead to the development disinfection by-products. Underdosing can allow bacteria to breed in the water and increases the risk of cross-contamination.
Any company not following strict procedures would be at risk of nonconformance, and in the worst case may be putting end-consumers at risk with contaminated produce. Take a look at our article Why It Is Important To Get Fresh Produce Washing Right for more information on why it is important to accurately monitor disinfectant levels.
Below we have outlined five potential mistakes to be avoided in fresh produce sanitization.
Kemio has specifically been designed to support effective sanitization procedures in food processing. Kemio technology offers significant advantages compared to alternative techniques for sanitizer control in food and beverage. Unlike traditional methods, Kemio has minimal user input which reduces potential operator errors and variation in results.
13th January 2020
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9th January 2020
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5th January 2020
Visit the Palintest team at IPPE – the world’s Largest Trade Show for Poultry, Meat and Feed Industry. Come along to our TECHTalk where we will discuss how improved accuracy in measurement of PAA can lead to significant cost, efficiency and environmental gains.