Correcting Issues With Industrial Equipment

Correcting Issues With Industrial Equipment

Use Bulk Bins In Your Store? Simple Tips To Keep Them Clean And Sanitary

by Joann Freeman

If you run a mom-and-pop store and you've got bulk bins, you need to make sure they stay clean. Bulk bins, especially the type used for selling dried fruit, nuts, and powered goods, need to stay as clean as possible. Unfortunately, that can be difficult. This is particularly true in stores where the bulk food section receives a lot of foot traffic. To make sure your bulk bins stay clean – and food inside stays uncontaminated – you should follow the suggestions provided below.

Follow a Routine

When it comes to keeping your bulk bins clean, it's important to follow a routine. A routine will ensure that each bulk bin is cleaned on a regular basis. The best way to ensure that each bin is cleaned is to create a diagram of your bins. Begin by labeling each number in sequential order, either alphabetically or numerically. Then, set up a schedule in which several bins are cleaned each day. By following a routine, you'll know that all your bins are being cleaned at least several times a month.

Wipe the Outside

You might not be able to tell by looking at them, but the outsides of your bulk bins are covered in germs. Each person that touches the bins during the course of the day leaves dirt, germs, and bacteria behind. Unfortunately, all that contamination can get transferred into the food if the outside of the bins are not cleaned on a daily basis.

To remove dirt and germs from your bulk bins, fill a bucket with warm water and add about a ¼ cup of antibacterial cleaner. Use a clean cloth to wipe down the bins. Dry them with another clean cloth.

Clean the Inside

You want the food you sell to your customers to be fresh and sanitary. This can be difficult when the food is stored in bulk bins. You can increase the cleanliness and safety of the bulk food you sell by cleaning the inside of your bulk bins on a regular basis – especially the ones that contain dried fruit and other sticky foods. To clean your bulk bins, you'll need to follow to procedures listed below.

  1. Place a protective liner into a clean bin.
  2. Transfer food from the dirty bin into your clean bin.
  3. Take the dirty bin to the cleaning area and fill it with hot water.
  4. Add about ½ cup of grease-cutting dish detergent.
  5. Allow the bin to soak for about 30 minutes.
  6. Scrub the bin using a clean brush.
  7. Rinse the bin with fresh water and allow it to air dry.

If you sell bulk food, use the tips provided here to keep your bulk bins clean and sanitary for your customers.


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Correcting Issues With Industrial Equipment

When you manage a large factory, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with your production equipment, especially if you aren't keeping them up to date. I realized this lesson the hard way after we had several key pieces of machinery break down, and it was really frustrating. I knew that if I wanted to keep my business profitable, I had to work harder to make things right. I started going through and learning how to correct different problems with our machinery, and it was great to see the difference that it made. This blog is here to help other people to know how to improve problems with industrial equipment.