Development of Sanitation Program: Managing Clean Out-of-Place (COP) Programs Mobile App
Most facilities will have some kind of Clean Out-of-Place (COP) equipment.
How does it work?
COP equipment includes items that have to be manually cleaned and sanitized. Examples of COP equipment include removable piping, fittings, gaskets, valves, pumps and product handling utensils. COP can occur in various ways. Cleaning knives in a sink is one example. Another COP method is chemical agitation cleaning in specialized tanks (e.g. dishwashers). When developing COP protocols and procedures, pay attention to areas underneath and around pipe gaskets. Also watch for any other small cavities, gaps, niches and harbourage points (places where pests can hide). Residue and bacteria can gather in these areas. The Development of Sanitation Program: Managing Clean Out-of-Place (COP) Programs mobile app provides tips to make COP systems more effective.