Foodborne illness is often traced to improper cleaning and sanitizing of food equipment and the environment.
Operators of food facilities develop and implement Sanitation Standard Operating Systems to protect food from contamination. Specifics about the people, equipment, facility, cleaning and sanitizing methods and procedures must be carefully documented. Foodborne illness is often traced to improper cleaning and sanitizing of food equipment and the environment. Investigators point to failures of basic sanitation in recent nationwide outbreaks involving peanut butter, potpies and, spinach. Scientific systems such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) require the operator to control the potential for environmental contamination to avoid failure of the HACCP System.