Cleaning Dairy Equipment
Like in life – so it is with dairy – always remember the basics!
When cleaning dairy equipment always give a cold water rinse until the water runs clear, then hot water alkaline, rinse, acid, rinse and finally sanitiser.
I still see hot water being used initially and that will definitely leave a protein deposit. Ask your mom about this – any protein stain must get as little heat as possible.
Some additional points: Clean all milk contact surfaces – If milking more than once per day; go through the whole cleaning process every time.
Bacteria come from many sources on the farm – animals, air, water, equipment, people and feed.
Check absolutely everything.
Leon the Milkman