Ecolab has announced that it has developed Exelerate ZTF, a breakthrough cleaning programme to help food manufacturers address the growing problem with cleaning zero transfat food-oil residue from processing equipment and environmental surfaces. The patent-pending programme cut the cleaning time by half during initial testing and is thought to be the first product of its kind to address the emerging issue food manufacturers face, of cleaning difficult zero transfat oil, as opposed to traditional oils. Food processors are discovering that equipment and surfaces which come into contact with the zero trans fat oils-or the oil mist from the cooking process-become covered with a sticky, varnish-like coating. These oils are very difficult to clean using traditional methods and can pose both food safety and worker safety issues due to slippery, sticky surfaces and their potential as a fire hazard.
Exelerate ZTF breaks down difficult polymerised oil soils on fryers, ovens, mixers and other plant surfaces enabling them to be cleaned more thoroughly. The gelled product application clings to equipment and surfaces to dissolve zero trans fat soils, making it easier to clean hard-to-reach areas, including fryer hood vents, walls, ceilings and plant catwalks. www.ecolab.com