When it comes to maintaining and cleaning gummy packaging machines to ensure compliance with food safety standards, here are some detailed steps and considerations:
Follow Manufacturer’s Guidelines: Read and follow the operating manual and maintenance instructions provided by the manufacturer. These guides often contain cleaning and maintenance instructions for specific machines.
Regular Cleaning: Establish a schedule for regular cleaning of your machinery to prevent contamination and built-up impurities. Depending on frequency of use and need, cleaning can be done daily, weekly or monthly.
Disassemble and clean parts: According to the guide, disassemble and clean various parts of the machine, such as conveyor belts, storage bins, nozzles, etc. Use appropriate cleaners and tools to ensure thorough cleaning and avoid residue.
Clean aisles and ducts: Make sure all aisles and ducts that come into contact with food are cleaned and flushed. This can be achieved by using appropriate cleaning agents and high-pressure water or steam.
Check and replace worn parts: Regularly check the machine’s worn parts, such as seals, transmission belts, etc. If wear or damage is found, replace it in time to ensure the normal operation of the machine.
Document maintenance and cleaning activities: Establish maintenance and cleaning records to record the date, time and details of each maintenance and cleaning activity. This helps track the machine’s maintenance history and ensure maintenance is carried out as planned.