Solutions to Prevent Mold in Food Processing Facilities
Mold growth in food processing facilities can significantly impact product quality and spoilage, resulting in costly losses. Therefore, food processors must take proactive steps to prevent mold in food processing from developing in their facilities. This blog post will discuss maintaining food processing facilities to avoid mold growth properly.
Check Humidity Levels
Humidity levels can indicate if there is an environment conducive to mold growth within your facility. An online hygrometer or data logger can help you measure humidity levels in different areas of the facility quickly and accurately. The ideal relative humidity range should be between 40-60% depending on the commodity and application. If the humidity level exceeds 60%, measures should be taken to reduce it, so it does not become a breeding ground for mold spores. This could include using dehumidifiers or air conditioners to reduce moisture levels.
Take Preventive Action Against Water Damage
Leaking pipes or other water damage issues can create an environment where mold thrives. Ensure all plumbing systems are regularly inspected for any signs of leaks or corrosion that could cause water damage over time. Additionally, any water damage, such as overflowing sinks or water spills, must be addressed promptly so that the area does not become contaminated with mold spores from prolonged exposure to moisture.
Regularly Clean and Sanitize Surfaces
The key to preventing mold growth is keeping the facility clean and debris-free. All surfaces should be regularly cleaned with a disinfectant solution and cleaned with a damp cloth. This includes walls, floors, equipment, tables, and shelves. Any spills should be mopped up immediately as well. Any areas that are wet or have moisture due to condensation should also be cleaned and monitored frequently for any signs of mold growth.
AirROS for sanitizing Surfaces
AirROS is an ideal solution for preventing and reducing mold in food processing facilities. It uses advanced ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) purification technology to sanitize surfaces throughout the facility and eliminate harmful airborne bacteria and mold spores. By reducing contaminants in the air and on surfaces, AirROS can help maintain indoor air quality and ensure that products are as safe as possible. Not only does this reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses, but it also helps ensure that a hygienic workspace is provided for staff. Furthermore, using AirROS’s purification system requires minimal effort from professionals, making it a highly efficient solution to prevent mold in food processing
Mold growth can have devastating consequences for food processing facilities if left unchecked. However, by following these simple steps, such as cleaning surfaces regularly, using AirROS air and surface purification, monitoring humidity levels, and addressing any potential water damage issues promptly, you can significantly reduce the chances of developing a problem with mold in food processing facilities. Taking preventive action now is critical to ensure that your products remain safe and free from contamination while avoiding costly losses due to spoilage caused by mold growth later on down the line. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance implementing AirROS air purifiers in your food processing. We would be happy to help ensure your facility is safe from mold.