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Wipers, chemicals, cloths and brushes – all have to be ‘food safe’ before they can be used in food preparation areas. But how far do they need to differ from traditional products? Ann
Laffeaty finds out.
‘Food-safe’ products have become big business in today’s catering kitchens and food processing plants.
Birchmeier offers a range of foaming equipment for use in the food processing sector. For example the mobile foam cleaning models Indu-Matic in 20, 50 or 100 litre versions boast good adhesive foam on horizontal and vertical surfaces.
For effective control of flies in food preparation areas Brandenburg offers a range of Insect Light Traps (ILTs) that use UVA light as a method to attract them. The flies are then caught on the sticky glue boards inside the ILT. Glue boards can then be used to identify the fly species and locate the source.
The Genus line of units are engineered
New from Brosserie Thomas is a water-fed brush with waterflow handle, called Tank. Water flows from the base of the fibres and across the entire brush, then dirt is flushed from the brush fibres.
This method, the company says, is more water-efficient plus the rubber around the edge of the brush avoids scratching.
Two handle options are available
OspreyDeepclean says its dry steam vapour technology uses very little water and no harsh chemicals in the removal of dirt, grease and grime in food preparation areas. Vapour is delivered at up to nine bar pressure and surfaces are left sanitised, dry and ready for use.
The Robby 3000 and 6000 are designed for the fast food industry and
Electrolysed water, ozonised water and gaseous ozone produced by the systems from De Nora Next are effective against viruses, bacteria, moulds, yeasts, biofilm and any mycotoxins without creating resistance in microorganisms and reducing pesticide residuals that might be present.
Electrolysed water is also effective in removing some allergens -