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Archive for August, 2013

Use of Chlorine on the Farm

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Agriculture & Soil, Hygiene & Quality Control

Chlorine’s first role in food safety and water disinfection is on the farm. Chlorinated water lowers the transmission of disease-causing pathogens to crops and farm animals. It also prevents the formation of bacterial slime on implements and watering equipment.     To gain background knowledge on the general properties and usage of chlorine, it is …

The Use of Chlorine with Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

Chlorination is one of the few options available to combat post-harvest disease. Up to 30% of harvested crops, especially highly perishable items, can be saved by through effective chlorination. Effective chlorination of harvested crops depends on frequent monitoring of the chlorine solution and an understanding of the factors involved. To gain background knowledge on the …

The Use of Chlorine in the Meat, Poultry & Egg Industries

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

Chlorine solutions are used in many facets of meat and poultry processing. It is used for worker hand, foot, shoe and boot sanitizing, equipment sanitizing and meat and poultry disinfection. Birds in poultry slaughtering facilities are cooled in chillers to which chlorine is added, to reduce microbial content, especially Salmonella. It is also effective against …

The Cleaning Process and the Use of Chlorine in the Food Service & Restaurant Industry

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Cleaning and sanitizing are vital functions in a food service or restaurant kitchen – an infectious outbreak can swiftly kill a hard-earned reputation. Infectious germs can spread quickly when food is not prepared and stored safely. Dilute mixtures of chlorine bleach and water are a common and cost-effective method for sanitizing equipment in food processing …


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