Cleaning Failures

Cleaning must be done both daily and on a section cleaning rota. Because we work shifts as a team leaving it for the next man is simply not an option. What goes around comes around.

We are required to complete the cleaning Verification sheets by date, time and initials. - so if you skip a task or do it less than to the standard we have all been taught to achieve it will be noticed.

Pedestal of mixing bowl.


Although the paint may be worn away and be unsightly this area can still be cleaned of all dough and spills.

Underside of a mixing bowl.


Nearly every mixing bowl will fail inspection simply because this area is a hidden from sight.

Hidden in th eroll plant.

Roll Plant.

Opening up panels one finds dried uncooked dough pieces.

Left in the catch tray below the inter-prover.

Inter-prover / Divider.

It's not unusual for a piece of dough to miss a basket when going from the divider to the inter-prover. That is why these trays are in place to make clearing the dough balls easier.

Managers Note: Dating the paper tells for sure when the tray was last cleared.

Stick roller machine.

Dough Former.

The rollers in the forming machine can be seen from both the front and back and while some areas can be difficult to reach opening the doors displays this dried on dough.

This from the front.

Rear roller of the forming machine off th einter-prover.

Dough former.

This from the rear of the machine.

Tiles, hidden away but reachable


When maintenance move an item of equipment take the opportunity to clean the hard to reach surfaces, and the floor where it normally stands.

Beneath a mixer pedestal.


The clearance between the floor and the base of a mixer pedestal is not much but can be reached daily and the machines should be moved weekly.

Broken tiles make life more difficult....


A floor tile broken away after some months of the dough divider being in that position. It meant that the machine was rocking in work and flour slurry from the cleaning of the floor was being retained in the sunken space.



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