FPDI Accepting Abstracts for The Food Defense Conference 2018 – Quality Assurance & Food Safety

Goodway Technologies, Inc. has developed a new line of innovative steam accessories, adding increased value to Goodway’s current dry vapor solutions. These products harness the power of high-heat with low moisture, which clean and sanitize on contact, with little drying time, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of cleaning needs, including sensitive machinery, the company said. Dry vapor solutions are also beneficial for heavy-duty cleaning of other areas that can be infested with bacteria, such as drains, where harmful pollutants can spread and cause contamination.

In food and beverage processing facilities, dry-vapor steam cleaning is used to dissolve grease, oils, or other types of residues from a variety of areas, namely those that can’t use “wet” systems due to sensitivity. While dry vapor steam is predominantly used for the cleaning and sanitizing of conveyor belts and other types of machinery used in food and beverage processing, these products are also used for more generalized cleaning for areas like floor drains, which can harbor bacteria. With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) changing the focus on preventive control, Goodway’s advanced technologies are designed to help facilities meet FSMA cleaning and sanitation requirements while helping improve equipment efficiencies.

Dry-vapor steam cleaning also is used in manufacturing to clean small parts, tubes, switches, sensors, moving parts, and areas that can’t be reached with cloths or most other cleaning tools. Often with vapor steam cleaning, it’s not even necessary to dismantle parts because this form of pressurized cleaning can push water through even the smallest holes. The following four accessories enhance the precision and operation of Goodway’s line of dry vapor steam products.

  • Drain Sanitizer Attachment: Drain cleaning, sanitizing and regular swabbing for microorganisms is a necessary practice in food processing facilities today. Dangerous bacteria such as Listeria are found in standing water and very commonly in drains. The typical process of drain cleaning can be challenging if a drain is older or cracked. By injecting high-temperature steam into a drain, Goodway’s drain sanitizer attachment can effectively sanitize 100% of the surface area and is especially valuable for food safety programs, serving as a periodic steam sanitizer for well-used drains that may need more attention, the company said.
  • Floor Spinner: Designed for floor cleaning where water-use needs to be minimized or avoided, this floor spinner cleans diamond plate, epoxy, dairy brick, and many other flooring materials of oils, grime and dirt.
  • Color-Coded Brushes: Simple yet effective; using color-coded cleaning and sanitation tools is standard industry practice to prevent cross-contamination. A brush used on the floor should not be the same brush used on a food-prepping surface. Goodway’s brushes come in five assorted colors to assist sanitation staff in limiting cross-contamination risks by keeping colors coded for certain areas or zones.
  • Scraper: For heavily soiled areas that require more attention, Goodway’s dry steam scraper provides aggressive, thorough cleaning. The scraper is available in 20-inch or 50-inch wands for ease of use and comfort on the job.

Producing as little as 5% moisture content, Goodway’s dry vapor steam solutions are an economical, ecofriendly and effective form of cleaning that can be applied to many industries, the company said. For more information, visit www.goodway.com or call 1-800-333-7467.

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