Blake Kinnett, M.G. Newell Corporation, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
Coauthor(s): Mimi Cartee,
M.G. Newell Corporation,
Sanitary equipment design is defined as the engineered design of handling, processing, storage facilities, and equipment to create a sanitary processing environment in which to produce pure, uncontaminated, high-quality products consistently, reliably, and economically. Organizations such as 3A, the U.S. FDA, and NSF understood that cleaning standards were as important to safety as recipes, ingredients, and processing parameters. To meet these and other cleaning standards, clean-in-place (CIP) and clean-out-of-place (COP) systems are used. This paper will provide an overview of CIP, COP, and design solutions for each. It will also outline tips to ensure that your CIP or COP system works for you.