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Achieving The Highest Cleanliness Standards: The SGA Process

by | May 14, 2024

SGA’s commitment to keeping Food & Beverage Facilities spotless, The SGA Process stands out as a carefully crafted system tailored to their specific needs. With close attention to detail, it’s designed to fit facilities of all sizes and cleaning requirements. Despite the differences, our main goal remains constant: maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

Built upon years of industry experience, The SGA Process consists of five essential components. This process serves as the foundation for managing hygiene in each facility. We follow each step diligently during every cleaning session, highlighting our vital role in safeguarding facilities, Australians, and the global market for exported foods. By sticking to these principles, The SGA Process not only meets but surpasses the strict cleanliness standards of food processing and slaughterhouse environments.


Step 1: Prioritising Safety Protocols Through Machinery Lockout

Before starting any cleaning operations, safety takes precedence. Identifying and isolating energy sources is crucial to prevent accidental machinery activation. This involves physically disconnecting power sources to minimize the risk of injuries. Keeping safety standards consistent across all machines and process lines is a non-negotiable and reinforced through regular training. By locking out machinery, cleaning personnel gain unimpeded access for thorough cleaning, thereby reducing the risk of cross-contamination.

In the initial phase of SGA’s cleaning regimen:

  • Safety is the top priority before starting cleaning operations.
  • Identifying and isolating energy sources prevents accidental machinery activation.
  • Consistent safety standards across all machines are enforced through regular training.
  • Locking out machinery ensures thorough cleaning and reduces cross-contamination risks.

Step 2: Customised Rinsing Plans For Effective Cleanup

Understanding the unique requirements of each facility is essential for crafting effective cleaning strategies. Tailoring cleaning methods ensures comprehensive sanitation, addressing specific challenges and preventing cross-contamination. Meticulous cleanup involves removing residual particles to prevent cross-contamination, with special attention to handling bloodborne pathogens. Prioritising eco-friendly practices enhances sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

In customizing our cleaning procedures to suit individual food processing facilities, we:

  • Understand unique facility requirements for effective cleaning strategies.
  • Tailor methods to address specific challenges and ensure comprehensive sanitation.
  • Remove residual particles for thorough cleanup and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Implement proper disposal and disinfection protocols for handling bloodborne pathogens.
  • Prioritize eco-friendly practices for enhanced sustainability and cost-effectiveness.


Step 3: Thorough Foaming, Disinfecting & Sanitising

Specialised cleaning solutions generate thick foam for effective removal of dirt and grease. Chemical agents are then used to eradicate harmful microorganisms, ensuring compliance with food safety regulations. Proper training in chemical titration and spray direction is essential for conducting these methods safely, enhancing food safety and customer confidence.

During the third stage of our cleaning process, our cleaning personnel:

  • Use specialized cleaning solutions to generate thick foam for dirt and grease removal.
  • Apply chemical agents to eliminate harmful microorganisms, meeting food safety regulations.
  • Receive training in chemical titration and spray direction for safe and effective cleaning, enhancing food safety and customer confidence.


Step 4: Meticulous Scrubbing & Secondary Rinsing

Cleaning personnel meticulously scrub areas to dislodge stubborn dirt and residues, ensuring thorough cleanliness standards. Equipment undergoes a second rinse to ensure complete removal of cleaning agents and residues, maintaining optimal facility hygiene and preventing contamination.

The effectiveness of our cleaning process involves team members who:

  • Meticulously scrub areas to dislodge stubborn dirt and residues, maintaining thorough cleanliness standards.
  • Conduct a second rinse of equipment to ensure complete removal of cleaning agents and residues, preserving optimal facility hygiene and preventing contamination.


Step 5: Comprehensive Follow-Up & Audit For Continuous Improvement

Designated personnel conduct a thorough inspection to ensure all tasks meet the highest standards. Systematic auditing evaluates the effectiveness of the cleaning process, identifying areas for improvement. Detailed documentation provides a comprehensive record of cleanliness status and adherence to protocols, driving continuous refinement of cleaning procedures to maintain top cleanliness standards and ensure customer satisfaction.

To finalize our comprehensive cleaning procedure:

  • Designated personnel conduct thorough inspections to ensure tasks meet high standards.
  • Systematic audits assess cleaning process effectiveness, pinpointing areas for improvement.
  • Detailed documentation creates comprehensive cleanliness records and protocol adherence.
  • Continuous refinement of cleaning procedures maintains top cleanliness standards, ensuring customer satisfaction.

The SGA process ensures consistent cleanliness standards across facilities of all sizes and types. Comprising the aforementioned five essential steps, each is crucial for maintaining immaculate facility hygiene, preventing cross-contamination, and adhering to safety protocols. Proper training and continuous improvement are integral parts of this process to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. For more information on SGA’s processes, please feel free to email

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