Processing > Cleaning & sanitation

Winter Olympics' security felled by norovirus

14 February, 2018

With 194 confirmed cases of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, primarily among security guards, organisers have withdrawn more than 1200 security guards from their duties and replaced them with 900 soldiers.

Foamico cleaning system

09 February, 2018

Foamico cleaning equipment is claimed to reduce cleaning time by up to 40%, energy consumption by up to 60% and water usage by up to 25%.

Best Sanitizers HACCP SmartStep and HACCP Defender Footwear Sanitizing Stations

09 February, 2018

Best Sanitizers' HACCP SmartStep and HACCP Defender Footwear Sanitizing Stations use compressed air to deliver an atomised spray of Alpet D2 or Alpet D2 Quat-Free surface sanitiser to footwear soles.

Katermaster NitraOne glove

05 February, 2018

The NitraOne glove is a lightweight, comfortable, durable, disposable nitrile glove suitable for foodservice and handling, and general-purpose use.

FMCG Industry Solutions ProfilGate foreign matter capturing system

01 February, 2018

FMCG Industry Solutions has released ProfilGate, a foreign matter capturing system that actively captures metal, glass, sand, dirt and swarf fragments from tyres and shoes every time they travel over it.

Are vinyl gloves a food safety hazard?

23 January, 2018

Vinyl gloves are claimed to be inherently poorer fitting, more permeable to bacteria and viruses, more liable to develop holes during use and bad for the environment.

Avoiding major slip-ups

16 January, 2018

Spill management is an ongoing challenge for the Australian food industry. Due to the range of spill types and the circumstances where they can occur, it pays for businesses to invest the time and resources to develop effective spill management plans.

NZ stopping Italian stink bugs at its sea ports

11 January, 2018

In New Zealand the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new treatment requirements to stop brown marmorated stink bugs moving into New Zealand via sea containers from Italy.

Enware Tobin 500 Transport Bottle

30 November, 2017

Enware has introduced a new addition to its portable Safety Solutions, the Tobin 500 Transport Bottle with optional stand.

Alfa Laval GJ A2, GJ A6 and GJ PF FT rotary jet heads

23 October, 2017

Alfa Laval has added three rotary jet heads to its portfolio: GJ A2, GJ A6 and GJ PF FT.

Self-disinfection — new material claimed to reduce bacteria levels by 90+%

11 October, 2017

Bacteria — the scourge of food processing and health facilities. Now a new approach is on the horizon — scientists have developed a textile that disinfects itself. In fact, it is claimed that it can reduce bacterial loads by more than 90%.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Isolast J9516 and J9538 perfluoroelastomer sealing material

26 September, 2017

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions' Isolast perfluoroelastomer sealing material has two specialised formulations for sealing in beverage filling systems: J9516 and J9538.

Hygienic design — a food industry essential

07 September, 2017

Mechanical engineers are great at sorting the generation, distribution and use of energy; the processing of materials; the control and automation of manufacturing systems; the design and development of machines; and solutions to environmental problems. But in the food industry this is not enough.

Food authorities investigate 12 Hepatitis A cases in NSW

06 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Twelve cases of Hepatitis A have been confirmed in the past five weeks in the Sydney area, leading to NSW health and food authorities opening an investigation into the outbreak.

Corona Giken Clean Do Rapid Protein Residue Test

01 September, 2017

Clean Do, from Corona Giken in Japan, is a self-contained swab that provides a colour change reaction in the presence of protein.

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