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How do you know if you have Biofilms in your CIP lines?

The mere mention of biofilms is enough to make any microbiologist in a food factory panic. This panic is not unfounded. The threat of biofilms growing in closed processing environments is real, and the resulting microbial outbreaks can cause untold damage in the food, beverage and medical industries. Why are biofilms in pipelines and machinery […]

Biofilms

Dear QAs of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries

Is your CIP or water supply line clean? This 5-minute test will confirm. In a previous article (Random microbial spikes? You may have a biofilm) we discussed the need for finding and eliminating biofilms on open surfaces. But, what if they are not on the surface? What if they are creeping into your closed systems […]

Biofilms
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