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Food Equipment Cleaning | How To Ensure Manufacturing Meets Food Standards

Here at Industrial Washing Machines Ltd, we are proud to be able to help food manufacturers meet the stringent health and safety requirements with our industrial cleaning equipment and machinery. We are a world-leading supplier of food equipment cleaning systems and can support many different aspects of the industry with our wide range of hygiene equipment.

There are many factors that should be taken into consideration when it comes to food safety. For example, regulators such as the Food Standards Agency exist to keep businesses operating in a safe and hygienic manner that can help prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses and keep consumers safe. In addition, we have put together a list of critical areas to focus on. To ensure that you are applying food safety to your business.

Premises And Layout

The location and layout of your food processing facility is important. Especially when it comes to making sure your products meet the correct food hygiene standards.

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety states that “The production site shall be a suitable size, location and construction, and be maintained to reduce the risk of contamination and facilitate the production of safe and legal finished products”.

It’s important that the internal structure of the building should be made of materials that are easy to clean/maintain. In addition, areas that have the potential to become pest hotspots should be well avoided to minimise the risk of contamination.

Machinery and Production Line Design

Your food production line should be positioned to allow easy cleaning and maintenance of the food processing machinery. When appropriate or required, there should be enough space between certain components or pieces of equipment to avoid cross-contamination of the food products and ingredients.

The design of the food production machinery should also be taken into account. At the very least should comply with food safety regulations. In addition, Poorly designed food processing equipment could result in build-ups of food materials that are hard to clean out.

Waste Management

Food production premises should have the appropriate containers and suitable waste storage areas. There should also be established procedures for the storage and removal of waste. With these processes in place, you can prevent build-ups of waste and pests and reduce the risk of contamination. To keep your waste storage containers clean and minimise the risk of them becoming bacteria traps, our industrial bin washers can be installed into your site and tailored to your exact business requirements.


Establishing a thorough cleaning and disinfection process is vital in ensuring your food manufacturing business meets the correct hygiene standards. Adhering to such food equipment cleaning processes will help to reduce the risk of pests and food-borne illness outbreaks. Our cleaning and sanitisation machinery at IWM Ltd is expertly designed. This is to help businesses satisfy even the most stringent hygiene requirements and allergen controls. From crate and pallet washers, to weigh pan washing machines, our food-grade stainless steel machinery will keep your food manufacturing process at the highest hygiene levels.

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