Introduction

According to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations, guidance fromthe Food and Drug Administration (FDA)and manufacturers of bio-pharmaceuticals,facilities must demonstrate that harmful residue or organisms are properly removed during cleaning to ensure the correctsafety levelsare met, thereby eliminatingcontamination of manufacturing equipment.

Food preparation surfaces and equipment thatcome into contact with food may be contaminated with several different types of microorganism. Aneffective disinfectant is required to kill a wide range of bacteria on a surface, not just those known to be responsible for food poisoning…