SOP on Cleaning of Processing Equipment

SOP
on Cleaning of Processing Equipment

(General)

 

Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for general equipment

 

Scope
:

To ensure that the equipment is clean and free from any starting materials of
previous batch or product residues.

 

Responsibility : 1.It  is the responsibility of
operating staff to clean the equipment.

2. Production Chemist to ensure that
procedure is followed.

 

Materials
& Equipment :

1.     
Cleaning agent: Teepol or Liquid Soap.

2.     
Mops / nylon brush / lint free cloth

3.     
SS Jug

           

General

 

1.     
All equipment are maintained in a clean and hygienic
manner.

2.     
All equipment are checked for cleanliness before
use.

3.     
After equipment are cleaned, they are tagged
“Clean”/ Ready for use. Used equipment are tagged “To be cleaned”. Batch
identification labels are not removed from the tanks until the tanks are
cleaned.

4.     
Records are maintained in logbooks for cleaning of
the major equipment. The records include:

(a)   
Date

(b)  
Product

(c)   
Lot number

(d)  
Equipment number

(e)   
Cleaned by

(f)   
Checked by

(g)  
Remarks

5.     
After a batch is processed, the empty equipment are
cleaned with tap water, then with purified water and air dried completely.

6.     
All mixers are cleaned after use. The mixing blade
where practicable is removed and cleaned with hot water, then with purified
water and air dried or dried completely with a clean and lint free cloth.

7.     
Utensils are cleaned with tap water, then purified
water and air dried or dried with a clean and lint free absorbent.

8.     
All the connecting tubes are cleaned with hot water,
then purified water and air dried.

9.     
All clean equipment and utensils are protected from
accumulating dust in storage, either by a cover by a polythene bag or by being
placed in a drawer or cabinet.

 

Reason for Review: – Minor revision in format.

 

 

 

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