Safe means clean. But the most critical surfaces are the ones you can’t see. Those that are in constant contact with product; the insides of pipework, tanks etc.,
If cleaning in place is crucial when did you last audit the performance of these critical cleaning systems? How long since you validated the actual performance of your CIP?
Your cleaning protocol and the ability to stick to it directly affects the safety of your production.
Martec offer initial independent and confidential audits.
Allergen cross contamination is raising the cleaning performance threshold. Many CIP installations have never been optimised since they were originally commissioned. Changes to recipes, new products, new equipment can all invalidate the assumptions of the cleaning load that the original system was designed to deliver.