York, United Kingdom, May 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Safe food production is founded on good cleaning and hygiene practices. The food industry relies on frequent, timely and effective cleaning which means that brushes and brooms, the essential cleaning tools, are subject to heavy wear and tear. So traditional bristles break up or drop out of the brush and one way or another they can end up in the food process and contaminate the food.
Cleaning equipment manufacturers have improved the resilience and performance of their products and one of the earlier steps to safer brushes was the introduction of plastics that were much more resilient than traditional wood and fibrous bristles. The latest step toward zero contamination is now available from Detectamet the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of detectable equipment.
Detectamet is now introducing their Detectable Double Detainment System brush range which uses stainless steel staples to fasten bristles into the brush head and then the adhesion is reinforced by applying a detectable and antimicrobial resin to surround and lock in the bristles.
This unique approach not only fixes the bristles but it also eliminates the holes and dirt traps. Dirt and moisture are no longer able to accumulate in the tuft holes and from there contaminate the food processing environment. By and large the majority of bristle contaminations will be eliminated.
The consequences of contamination through accident or carelessness are also much reduced by the fact that the whole of the brush from the bristle to the body to the tip of the handle is made from detectable plastics. Pieces from any part of the brush can be identified and rejected by both metal detection and by X-ray scanning devices.
The new doubly detectable range includes a set of stiff brushes with long or short handles, a soft hand brush, a stiff nail brush and a medium flat sweeping broom. Made in the UK from FDA approved material all of these new brushes can be autoclaved at up to 134°C (275°F) and work effectively in environmental temperatures ranging from -18°C to 79°C (-0.4°F to 174°F).
This new range under the Double Detainment System identity offers the food industry an additional critical control of the long standing hazard of contamination from cleaning equipment. Detectamet’s Sean Smith has said “We are really pleased to add these new products within our ISO 9001 system. The all show the traditional qualities of well-designed and British made equipment.” For more information contact s.smith at detectamet.com