Cleaning Produce Washing Equipment: Conveyor Washing System Checklist

Added by Robert Hadad • Last updated February 11, 2020
Author: Robert Hadad
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation
Language: English

As we learn more about reducing microbial risk on the produce farm, greater emphasis is being placed on cleaning food contact surfaces. Accessing the hard to reach spaces in wash line equipment is challenging. Most of the equipment wasn't made to come apart very easily or in an economically efficient manner. The checklist provided here has been developed through hands-on research cleaning equipment as thoroughly as can be measured without doing microbial testing. From our work, the level of cleanliness provided here appears to be sufficient. Critical cleaning points are identified.

 


 


Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans
Socrates Trujillo - US FDA
Added by Socrates Trujillo • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: MD
Chris Callahan - The University of Vermont
Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated April 28, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Record Keeping
State: VT