Drain and Floor Sanitation in Large Coffee Processing Plant

AREA OF CONCERN: DRAIN AND FLOOR SANITATION IN A LARGE COFFEE PROCESSING PLANT

ISSUE

A large coffee processing plant was chosen by its parent company as a trial location for Sterilex’s drain and floor sanitation program company-wide. This plant was chosen due to long-standing of high microbial coliform counts, periodic pathogen positives, and the presence of a black “tar-like substance” in and around the drains.

BACKGROUND

Plant was using a floor scrubber to clean the plant floors and drain surfaces on a nightly basis using conventional detergents. Drains were cleaned and sanitized nightly using conventional sanitizers. The plant had experienced high microbial counts and pathogen positives on the floors and drains for a number of years.

RECOMMENDATION

Sterilex proposed the following actions:

  • Foam all of the drains nightly with a 1:1:10 solution of Sterilex Ultra Disinfectant Cleaner/Activator Solution using a portable foamer and custom drain foam attachment.
  • Utilize a floor scrubber to apply Sterilex Ultra Disinfectant Cleaner/Activator Solution to floor and drain surfaces on a 3X/week frequency.

RESULTS

  • Following one week of the drain/floor trial, all coliform and E. coli counts were reported below the detectable limit and there were zero positives for Salmonella or Listeria among all swabs tested for the week.
  • Before/After photographs of the floors/drains are below:
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