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Cleaning and disinfection: practical application

  • S. J. Forsythe
  • P. R. Hayes

Abstract

In practical terms the aim of an acceptable cleaning programme (including, where necessary, a disinfection element) must be to restore equipment and especially food contact surfaces to the required level of cleanliness. For nonfood contact surfaces and floors, walls and ceilings the standards demanded when cleaning will be lower than for the food contact surfaces themselves.

Keywords

Cleaning Efficiency Food Hygiene Bacteriological Quality Food Contact Surface Cleaning Programme 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Forsythe
    • 1
  • P. R. Hayes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesThe Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK
  2. 2.formerly of Department of MicrobiologyThe University of LeedsLeedsUK

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