Food Processing and Dry Ice Blasting

Indigo has extensive experience in cleaning food processing and packaging equipment.  Processing facilities are often in need of a deeper cleaning process to supplement their routine daily cleanings, and dry ice blasting is usually that process that can really impact the cleanliness and productivity of these facilities.

Typical issues we see are peeling paint, greasy equipment, baked on foods, wax, carbonized build up on equipment, excess flavoring or seasoning, paper or plastic particles and other contaminants. 

Removing candy residue from stainless steel container

Dry ice cleaning can assist food processors in their food safety programs.  For instance, dry ice blasting has been documented by the Foods Standards Agency to effectively decontaminate surfaces of Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria.  Often, customers schedule us several times a year to maintain their deep cleaning program and help in their health department, AIB and other types of certifications and/or inspections.

Dry ice blasting can tackle the problems with a rapid and cost-effective cleaning solution, often saving over 75% in the time on task, there is no blast media or residue other than the contaminations being removed from the facility or equipment.  We offer services on nights, weekends, Holidays or shutdown weeks, minimizing production disruptions.  Many times we can clean while other areas are operating, of course this is always dependent on the type of cleaning needed.

We are ready to design a program for your cleaning needs, feel free to contact us.

Specific benefits of our dry ice blasting are:

  • Cleaning without disconnecting equipment
  • Minimal or no relubrication of equipment
  • Faster cleaning time
  • No media dust or waste
  • Food grade dry ice, FDA approved
  • Not abrasive
  • Environmentally friendly

Typical food processing applications:

  • Packing Tables
  • Ovens
  • Bagging Equipment
  • Food Slicers and Mixers
  • Labeling and Packaging, Inks & Glues
  • Electrical Motors
  • Weighing Stations
  • Conveyors
  • Cookers, Kettles, Food Molds and Cook Pans
  • Walls and Ceilings Deep Cleaning
  • Venting Hoods, Fans and Stacks