In food processing and handling facilities, it is vitally important to keep food products free from harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria, mold, spores and viruses. These can all contaminate food products… and potentially cause an outbreak of foodborne illnesses.
While "cleaning" is an important first step in protecting food products from contamination, "sanitizing" is what really rids surfaces and equipment of harmful microorganisms. And that is what makes food safe for customers to eat.
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