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Dairy Processing

From milking to manufacture Vikan are here to help

Dairy processing

Whether you are a boutique cheese maker or a large International dairy processor Vikan can help maintain your product quality and safety.

We know that most dairy products fall into the chilled, ‘Ready-to-eat’ (RTE) product category. They also included dry milk powder production, used as an ingredient in many other products, and as a base for infant formula.

Microbiologically, chilled RTE products and infant formula production are classed as high-risk. Consequently, producers of these products in particular need to maintain high levels of hygiene to ensure consumer safety, longer product shelf-life, and brand reputation.

We also know that dairy processors face additional challenges associated with the production of modified dairy products, to cater for vegans, vegetarians, lactose

intolerant consumers etc., where control of product cross-contamination (including allergens) is essential in compliance of legal and labelling requirements.

Additionally, health-driven pressures to reduce the levels of salt, fat, sugar and preservatives in many products, including dairy products, has created both product safety and quality challenges due to the removal of these traditional product safety/spoilage ‘hurdles’.

The impact of all of these challenges can be significantly reduced through the maintenance of high levels of environmental and equipment hygiene and Vikan's tools and experts are here to help.

Selecting the right cleaning tools 

Before you select a cleaning tool, there are certain key factors to consider. 
Vikan products are purpose-designed precision tools, making it very important to choose just the right tool for any given job. 

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Suggested Products for Dairy processing plants

The dairy sector requires strict adherence to sanitation rules and regulations. Tools from Vikan are made out of tough, compliant materials such as polypropylene and stainless steel. Unlike foamed plastic or wooden tools, our high-quality products have smooth surfaces for easy clean-up and better hygiene.
Our tools are hygienically designed, which makes them easier to clean and less likely to harbor bacteria.

Vikan tools come in up to twelve colours, making them ideal for integration with colour-coded plans. Colour-coding helps prevent cross-contamination between raw and finished products, as well as keeping allergens separated.

Regardless of your operation’s size and complexity, Vikan has the tools and expertise to help you execute your colour-coding plans.

Hygiene and product safety expertise

Vikan products and services are based on our unmatched expertise in product safety and hygiene. We continually update and apply our knowledge through energetic relationships with our customers; participation at key food and beverage industry events; and active membership of expert technical organisations, including EHEDG, IAFP and Campden BRI.

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Pioneered by Vikan and now an industry standard. Find out how colour-coding can benefit your business.

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Site surveys

This free service involves a thorough inspection of your plant to identify and solve cleaning challenges before auditors find them.

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Product Handling

Product handling tools should be product contact compliant, hygienically designed, and ergonomic. Our range aims to meet all your product handling needs.

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Allergen control

You have a legal responsibility to produce products that are free of undeclared allergens. Find out how we can help you meet your legal obligation.

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Microbial hazards

Control of micro-organism in your plant is critical to protect your product, consumers, and your business. Microbial biofilms are of major concern. These aid the growth, survival and spread of pathogens, including Listeria monocytogenes, and Cronobacter sakazakii; and spoilage organisms, including yeasts and moulds. In the war on biofilms, manual cleaning tools key weapons in your arsenal.

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Vikan experts are on stand-by to help you if you ever feel unsure about which tool to choose for a given job, the best way to use any particular Vikan cleaning tool or how to solve a specific cleaning challenge.

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