Supermarket Perimeter - October 2022 - 54

Food safety
EQUIPMENT
CLEANING and
SANITIZING
BY ANDY NELSON
Instructional
manuals and
videos are among
the tools Unifiller
gives its retail
customesr to
help enusre the
highest cleaning
and sanitation
standards.
THE AGE OF COVID HAS DRIVEN HOME THE IMPORTANCE of
properly cleaning and sanitizing equipment used in the production
of foods sold in grocery perimeter departments. At the same time,
however, labor shortages have made it harder to find qualified workers
to perform those tasks.
Equipment makers have risen to the challenge, working closely with
their retail customers on best practices and by making machines that
are as easy to clean and sanitize as possible.
Delta, BC-based Unifiller provides its retail customers with several
resources to ensure that their equipment is thoroughly cleaned and
sanitized, said Sonia Bal, the company's director of global marketing.
" Customers want their equipment to always run optimally, so most
understand the importance of regular and standardized upkeep, "
Bal said. " They're provided with a detailed instructional manual that
provides cleaning instructions as well as a cleaning video which shows
how to disassemble the machine for cleaning. "
For some customers, Unifiller even offers detailed onsite training,
which includes safety and cleaning training, in addition to installation.
Coming up with the right plan for cleaning and sanitizing equipment
depends on several variables, Bal said, including:
* The type of equipment you're using (a depositor will have different
cleaning needs from a mixer);
* The products being run through the machine (a highly sticky product
may require more effort than a simple batter); and
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* How often the machine is running (is it running at maximum
capacity?)
Unifiller provides detailed written and video instruction on how to
clean and maintain all of its equipment. And with any equipment, the
company always recommends using the manufacturer's instructions
about repair, cleaning, and upkeep, including the cleaning solution/
method to use and how often.
Troy, Ohio-based Hobart provides training support through hands-on
activities via its retail distributors, service team and selling associates
to ensure that grocery customers know how to properly use, clean
and sanitize our equipment, said Grace Strotman, Hobart marketing
specialist.
Hobart also has an extensive library of videos available on its
YouTube channel showing how to properly clean and sanitize
equipment. The company promotes the videos to its retail grocery
customers through email and social media. Finally, Hobart's company
blog shares best practices on how to properly clean and sanitize
equipment.
Proper equipment cleaning and sanitization has always been
important, and COVID has only intensified the attention paid to proper
cleaning practices, Strotman said.
" With consumers placing more focus and importance on cleanliness,
it's imperative that retail grocers meet those expectations by being able
to easily clean and sanitize their food equipment. "
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