Tuesday, August 2, 2016: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
240 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Primary Contact: Zhinong Yan
Organizers: Ruth Petran and Zhinong Yan
Convenors: Ruth Petran and Zhinong YanChemicals are intensively applied in food processing plants to clean and sanitize equipment and environment. If not used properly, chemicals may be incompatible with equipment materials and gradually lead to degradation, discoloration, rusting and even destruction of the equipment. Uses of incompatible chemicals could also harborage and increase the risk of foodborne illness. In this session, we will invite experienced speakers from chemical and equipment suppliers, and food equipment company to discuss the interactions of chemical, soil and equipment; the consequence of incompatibility of chemical and surfaces in reducing equipment life and causing possible food safety hazards; and the development of chemical and equipment compatibility with appropriate concentrations, methods and conditions. This symposium is designed to provide assistance in using chemicals to clean and sanitize equipment for the food safety professionals in sanitation, chemical supplying, equipment design, and food safety and quality.
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