Cleaning Tips for Food Manufacturers

The diversity of the food manufacturing industry and its applications can help demonstrate the diversity of how food manufacturers can use dry ice blasting technology for maintenance purposes. Food process and manufacturing facilities have many unique challenges when it comes to cleaning. Some areas that are difficult to clean and areas where water may cause bacterial growth or pose various other problems when it comes to electrical equipment, dry ice blasting cleaning can be used in these very areas quite successfully. The particles are made of food grade CO2, therefore nothing toxic is being introduced to the equipments substrates. In some cases, because of the extreme cold of the dry ice, -109 degrees Fahrenheit, dry ice blasting can actually remove a colony forming bacteria units and various other infectious growths that could hinder machinery performance. In cleaning on and around electrical equipment, this technology excels because it’s a dry process. There’s no liquid state in the blasting media, the CO2 pellets go from solid to a gaseous state on impact. This helps to ensure that no “wet” substance comes in contact with any electrical component during the cleaning process. This benefit, however, does seem very obvious. It reduces the probability of a wet motor or any other electrical equipment from getting wet and then being placed back into service only to cause major faults. This could cause major costly damage not only to the motor, but even to the production of products. Dry ice blasting process successfully removes baked-on residues in ovens and uncooked products that are left in the mixing equipment. It removes paper dusts from food packaging equipment and removes glue from glue heads. It’s used to clean waffle and cereal molds and because of the non-abrasive nature of the CO2 particles, it preserves the surface’s integrity. It works well on plastic and various other metal substrates; it even works on hot or cold surfaces. Plus, it’s safe to use around electrical equipment.


  • AnthonyAnthony

    Removing glue from our rollers was a breeze for Subzero. The roller was cleaned in 3hrs and now runs like a dream. Thanks to your guys!

  • DanielDaniel

    I wish your guys were here everyday!

  • ScottScott

    I used Subzero at a previous company, and we were very impressed with the results. Minimal clean up, and we could do it while the factory was running ...