Food Safety

Food safety and cooling

Main causes of food poison found in Taiwan:

poor food hygiene or improper handling of receiving goods

cross contamination between raw and cooked foods

improper refrigerating/freezing

poor healthy habits, complicated processing, frequent contact to food, too many temporary workers and high employee turn over.

long exposure in temperature danger zone after cooking

inadequate heating

failing to regenerate packaged meals or regenerate with inadequate temperatures

failing to refrigerate leftover food or regenerate with inadequate temperatures

Common causes of food poisoning found in the United States:

4% consumption of leftover food

7% improper cleaning

7% cross contamination

11% contaminated raw food

12% insufficient regeneration

16% improper heat holding

16% insufficient heating

20% food handled by infected staff

21% long delay by time of consumption

40% incorrect cooling

Bacteria is liable for food spoilage to a great extend.  The innovative rapid cooling machines provide an outlook for a new processing flow. Incorrect food cooling calls for 40% of food safety issues.  Thus an effective cooling method helps to reduce food processing related risks.  Sunshine Energy’s rapid cooling machine rolls out an unique and innovative cooling process, which allows foods to be handled in simple and high efficient manner and yet subject to low risk of contamination. The efficient control of risk is laid below :

1. One food thought is used throughout the process of cooking, cooling and packaging

The company rejects the idea of conveying food via pipelines. The heightened threats to food safety goes alone with length of pipelines. When food ingredients are conveyed via pipelines, one cubic centimeter sized food residue can give rise to tens of millions of bacteria leading to severe food safety issues.  A food trough is sealed with a lid, moved to the cooling machine and cooled. Food is packaged followed by cooling.

Cooking–>cooling–>packaging by an operator–> risk of cross contamination is reduced given that only one food trough is used throughout the process.

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2.Simple operation process requires fewer staff.  It takes only one operator to carry out the food production.

The ergonomic design is built to the machine. Additionally with a lift fork one operator alone can carry out cooling and packing up to 100kg food.

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3. Less staff-food contact, fast cooling time and a lowered bacteria amount

Fast cooling time leaves bacteria little chance to multiply as it enters the state of being dormant in low temperatures. It takes only 10-20 minutes to cool down to18C. This reduces the time food stays in temperature danger zone and the concern of cross contamination between staff and food.  Test results from Food Industry Research and Development Institute had showed that the amount of bacteria found in the soup which has been chilled by the rapid cooling machine down to 18 °C  is in fact 95% lower than the value posed by Department of Health Taiwan.

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Reference:

顏國欽,食品安全學,1997,藝軒圖書出版社

Michael Jacob, Safe food handling, A training guide for managers of food service establishments, 1989, World Health Organization.

劉廷英,食品衛生管理慨要,行政院衛生署

餐飲衛生手冊,行政院衛生署

餐飲業衛生管理講義,1998,台灣省政府衛生處

團體膳食製備場所食品衛生安全管理,弘光科技大學餐飲管理學系,游銅錫 教授