How do other companies handle cleaning silo and how often?
Food and drinks manufacturing and processing in Malaysia is thriving, with a recent internal study showing that it accounts for over 7,000 companies.
Silos and bins play a crucial role in this industry and also in agriculture, providing bulk storage for supplies such as flour, sugar, grain and animal feed. They protect the product in a stable environment to reduce the risk of spoilage from microbial growth, contamination or pest infestation.
High levels of hygiene must be maintained regularly, not only because of the high risk of contamination due to the volume of storage but also to protect the end consumer. Regular cleaning is required to prevent the build-up of residues on internal surfaces, which can create ideal conditions for microbial growth and the breeding of Stored Product Insects (SPI).
SPI is responsible for spoilage of stored commodities, causing serious problems for farmers and food manufacturers. This can cause a considerable reduction in the weight of the product, resulting in a major loss of revenue. Besides, SPI infested grain which is destined for human consumption can be downgraded due to physical damage and the reduced nutritional value of the commodity.
Today, we would like to hear your opinion on how a silo or bin should be cleaned, and how often.
- Cleaning method: Dry / Wet / Fumigation
- Rotation period: _____ months
Thank you for your personal comments and it shall be kept private and confidential.