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Why Would Food Processing Plants Add Another Step to Their Disinfecting & Sanitizing Plan?

Stringent sanitizing plans at food processing plants are the norm. Audits happen often just to make sure the plant is up to the proper standards, but smart Sanitarians and QA Managers know having good sanitation practices in their routine makes sure the food in their plant is always safe.

Do they really need to add another service? We can think of a few reasons why the answer to that question is a resounding yes.

Sudden Emergencies: Could any of us had guessed that all this would happen? Could it happen again? It certainly could. Knowing you have a pest control partner that knows your facility anyway that can also come and disinfect your hard, non-porous surfaces at a 99.99% efficacy rate can put you, your employees, and your customers at ease. Food borne pathogens can arrive at a food processing plant’s door at any time, too. Waltham Pest Services is already there for you for your pest prevention at each link of the food processing chain. Now we can be there for you for added sanitation or disinfection treatments.

Covid-19 or Additional Pathogens: Even if nobody tested positive, you can’t be sure COVID-19 has not been introduced in your plant. It’s not just coronavirus. Environmental testing could have turned up a food borne pathogen. The reason doesn’t matter. What matters is having a deep disinfecting and sanitizing treatment done that can help you start from scratch. You can go back to your usual sanitizing plan after that is done, but with the slate wiped clean. Using Waltham Pest Services means you’ll be using a company that develops and employs Pest Prevention Pre-requisite Programs – all of that works in conjunction with a disinfecting and sanitizing plan.

Waltham Pest Services holds hazard analysis, cGMPs, preventive controls for ongoing pest prevention at your food processing plant, and up-to-date training for our technicians in very high regard. An intensive inspection is done – both outside and in – and from that, Waltham will suggest a custom pest plan for your plant’s specific needs. Since you already trust Waltham Pest Services with your pest control, you can now also rely on us to disinfect your plant.

Waltham® UltiClean™ uses a product rated “no rinse required on food contact surfaces,” category D2, by NSF International; meaning it is approved for use in commercial food process areas without the need to wash/rinse the area with water after it’s applied. It also kills 99.99% of the almost 50 bacteria, fungi, and viruses listed on the product label including H1N1 Swine Flu, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes and other food borne or pathogenic microbes on hard, non-porous surfaces. Most importantly: it’s included on the EPA’s “List N” of products that meet their criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the causal agent of Covid-19.

Even though food processing plants have as strong a sanitizing and disinfecting routine as any business, starting over with clean slate is a prudent choice for all industries. Reach out to the pest control partner you trust the most for a disinfectant treatment you can rely on. Contact Waltham Pest Services about Waltham® UltiClean™ now.

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