Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bottle Cleaning Must Meet FDA and IBWA Standards. How To Select the Right Washer for Your Business

Bottle Cleaning Must Meet FDA and IBWA Standards. How To Select the Right Washer for Your Business



For those in the bottled water industry, it is obvious why bottles must be properly washed before they pass through the filling and capping processes.

Throughout manufacturing, empty bottles are vulnerable to a variety of airborne contaminants, from the instant they leave a customer’s water cooler to the time they are filled with water.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) industry standards require that all bottles be washed to strict specifications.

Bottling production lines must be located within clean rooms — controlled-atmosphere rooms that reduce or eliminate dust, insects and bacteria from the areas in which bottles are washed, filled and capped.

Some high-performance bottle washer/filler units have built-in, self-contained clean rooms that isolate the bottle-washing process from airborne dust or bacteria.

To comply with government and industry standards, bottle washers must be capable of thoroughly cleaning bottles using an effective cleansing agent and water solution heated to a minimum of 120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least one minute.

To read the important details on how to selection your washer, click here.

http://watertechonline.com/article.asp?IndexID=6635799