Stain Management

Guidelines for Cleaning of Dairy Plant Processing Equipment

Guidelines for Cleaning of Dairy Plant Processing Equipment

To ensure the safety of dairy products, it is necessary to properly clean and sanitize equipment as well as the surrounding environment. Manual or automatic cleaning systems may appear fail-proof but improper chemical usage protocols can lead to undesirable outcomes. 

All good cleaning processes involve these four steps: pre rinse, chemical wash, post rinse and sanitation. 

Pre-rinse cycle removes any visible soils from surfaces for better initial results in subsequent processes that require chemicals like washing with detergents; while also reducing consumption of those same chemicals by up to 50% during each use.

The pre-rinse cycle will remove any visible dirt from surfaces so that chemical solutions can be more effective at removing soils during washing cycles in subsequent steps. This is essential because improper cleaning protocols like using an inadequate amount of chemicals or not thoroughly rinsing off a surface could result in less than desirable results for producers and consumers alike if they’re exposed to unsafe products!


Importance of Choosing Correct Chemicals for the Task

The chemical wash cycle helps remove any stubborn stains missed in the pre-rinse process, while also lifting off bio-films which stick onto surfaces of your machine.

Soil Component How to Remove
Lactose Water
Fat  Surfactants
Protein Alkaline solutions
Mineral Salts Acidic solutions


Specially formulated chemical cleaners are used to penetrate and remove any tough soils. As no commodity chemical possess all desired properties. Further quality of available water for cleaning causes significant impact on the outcome. Olive Ridley offers advanced detergents that are a blend of compounds providing desired results.

After Chemical wash, comes another step to help sanitize everything–the post-rinse cycle removes suspended soils as well as removing bacteria from every nook and cranny of the machinery, finishing up with an accepted level for microorganisms before you go into final sanitation mode where all remaining traces will be eliminated convincingly enough.

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