Discover how you can solve this frustrating problem
An often-encountered obstacle when using brushware for cleaning purposes is that the brush bristles clog with the debris and soil that is to be removed. This can happen with virtually every type of soil or food stuff. When it happens, you will find that the efficacy of the brush and the efficiency of your cleaning efforts will decrease significantly.
You will also find that, if the brushware is not properly cleaned between uses, the clogging will only get worse with further use - and it will become more difficult and time consuming to clean. More seriously, if the brush is not cleaned properly between use, the debris trapped in the brush can attract pests and turn the brush into a source of contamination. A study conducted by Campden BRI, found that 47% of the cleaning equipment sampled was contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. This suggests that the cleaning of cleaning equipment is extremely important.
Two of the largest global food safety standards, BRC v. 7 and FSSC 22000, also recognise the importance of cleaning the cleaning equipment.
Consequently, not cleaning your cleaning tools could have serious implications with regard to your product safety and quality. This could result in costly product rejection and recalls, harm to the consumer, and a non-compliance from your auditor.