Client Details: Trigon Snacks Ltd, Liverpool
Project: Commercial Food Factory Cleaning & Factory Floor Cleaning in Liverpool
Plus Food Industry Cleaning Products
APT-ICC were invited in and asked to find a solution for the food factory with regards to the high-level deep cleaning within their food manufacturing plant in Liverpool. The project required us to deal with heavy build-up of hardened oil and grime that has formed over time on high-level surfaces throughout the food factory, especially in the key production areas. These areas were difficult to access or inaccessible to their internal cleaning operators.
The client was carrying out the improvement factory cleaning to their Liverpool plant as part of their BCR audit and as part of their food hygiene cleaning inspection.
The Challenges with the Factory Cleaning in Liverpool
A recent internal audit identified the potential risk of contamination to some of the processing areas within the food factory that needed cleaning. The auditors listed a programme of improvement and contacted several commercial factory cleaning companies and industrial cleaning companies to look at the factory cleaning services and high-level cleaning. Many other companies declined the quote due to the nature of the work, complexities, and access difficulties.
It was paramount that the disruption to production was kept as minimal as possible to avoid damaging the food production and staff working schedules.
As one of the UK’s leading food industry cleaning chemical suppliers and factory cleaning companies, APT surveyed the food factory’s production areas. We recommended cost-effective cleaning options for their food factory cleaning equipment, high-level cleaning, and other heavily soiled surfaces of factory production machinery within the Liverpool plant.
A health and safety plan along with a suitable work schedule was agreed.
APT is one of the well-recognised food industry cleaning chemicals suppliers that also prepares organisations for food hygiene inspections. APT’s UltraMax 2020 (Powermax 2020) is a specialised food-safe, heavy duty degreaser used to clean and degrease all high-level surfaces, under roof ceiling panels, all steel work, extractor, pipe work, cabling and ducting within the factory.
We implemented APT’s Metasoak, an effective degreaser and carb cleaner to remove the heavy build-up of black carbon deposits and burnt on hard oils in the hot oil frying equipment.
The Liverpool client requested that we work in conjunction with their internal hygiene team to support their regular maintenance cleaning programme. Whilst on site we trained them in the best practice to use food industry cleaning products such as: UltraMax 2020.
When we were on site, we assisted and carried out an assessment of the current factory cleaning supplies, methods and products used. We provided the client several improvement options to cut costs and reduce labour intensive cleaning, whilst raising the hygiene standards drastically.
The current deep cleaning of the heavy oil frying and extraction equipment included the use of heavy caustic chemicals which produced unsatisfactory results. After liaising with the plant engineers and operatives, we were able to introduce and have approved an alternative, safe aluminium cleaner, Metasoak which is used to degrease and decarbonise both the steel and aluminium metal surfaces.
We offered further improvements to the Liverpool food factory cleaning methods along with adaptations to some of the equipment and improvements to the factory floor cleaning. Trigon benefit now from demountable panels that could be cleaned automatically.
A further proposal was provided, the purpose of this was to enable the company to carry out manual, low pressure, heavy steam cleaning of intricate surface areas. This method would further reduce safety risks to operatives and provide a more effective, efficient deep clean which would result in large savings for both labour and food industry cleaning products.
The list of improvements, application and equipment adaptions were all passed to the technical and hygiene officer for approval and implementation. Several other smaller key proposals were made and are part of an ongoing factory cleaning improvement programme.
“I was very impressed at the level of knowledge and expertise of our production processes and their interest and proposals offered to improve cleaning standards throughout the production areas. This I found was very unique, they did not just turn up and carry out the cleaning and leave. We found this information invaluable for improving our internal cleaning programme.
The APT team approached the difficult cleaning tasks with great professionalism, and they kept my operational staff and I updated throughout the project. Their operatives had no issue in working and assisting my hygiene team and offered them help and training to use both chemicals and materials. They were extremely helpful and assisted with several improvement measures which we will now be implementing going forward. The plant managers and I are very confident that APT will be of great help to us in all future projects and we will be recommending them to carry out regular and ongoing deep cleaning of our plant.
Thank you again APT.”
Technical Services and Hygiene Plant Manager, Trigon Snacks Ltd
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UltraMax 2020 – Super concentrated industrial degreaser
Metasoak – Versatile, non-caustic, alkaline aluminium cleaner, degreaser and decarboniser