Food and Beverage Processing Plants

Dry ice blasting is a 100% natural method that cleans food processing equipment without leaving harmful waste.

When sanitation is a critical element in the production of foods and beverages, dry ice blasting offers a safe alternative to cleaning containers, mixers, conveyors, and ovens, leaving no harmful secondary waste to clean. Dry ice blasting is a 100% natural cleaning process that eliminates a variety of surface contaminants using food grade ice pellets which are non-abrasive, non-toxic, and non-corrosive.

Dry ice cleaning is a completely dry process with no blast media cleanup, making it an ideal solution for cleaning baking sheets, ovens, conveyors, mixers, slicers, fryers, and food processing equipment.

What Can Dry Ice Blasting Clean?

  • Industrial Ovens
  • Wafer Oven Plates
  • Baking Molds
  • Ovens and Waffle Irons
  • Air Conveyor Systems
  • Conveyors
  • Mixers
  • Adhesives Used in Packaging
  • Meat Slicers
  • Preparation Surfaces
  • Food Processing Machines
  • Filters
  • Fryers

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting in the Food Industry

Less Downtime:

  • Cleaning can be done without cooling down equipment
  • Dry ice blasting can be done without stopping production in many cases
  • Cost savings since employees can still be working while cleaning is in process

A Cleaner Clean:

  • Removes bacteria and fungi
  • Does not create secondary waste to clean up
  • Reduced wastes
  • Approved by the FDA

More Efficient Machines, Less Maintenance:

  • Longer equipment life
  • Less downtime due to equipment failure

Is Dry Ice Blasting Safe Around Food Equipment?

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for rapid and effective cleaning of food and beverage processing equipment. Using this method to clean surfaces ensures no moisture is introduced to the production area. Dry ice blasting gets to areas unreachable by conventional methods to clean build ups that cause mold and infestations.

Environmentally-friendly and safe, dry ice blast cleaning produces no secondary waste and leaves no detergent film on surfaces compared to other industrial cleaning methods. Dry ice blast cleaning meets the cleaning methodology guidelines of the USDA, EPA, FDA, as well as AIB, HACCP, and CFIA.

Labour costs are reduced, as there is no need for powering down equipment or masking of electrical components to protect from water, with little to no waste. Dry ice blasting can be used to clean production equipment such as bakery molds, chain air conveyors, mixers, ovens, slicers, and more.

Before & After

Check out these before and after photos of Food projects completed by Wickens Dry Ice Blasting.

Vacuum blowers in a food and beverage facility cleaned using dry ice blasting.
Dry ice blasting was used to clean vacuum blowers in a food and beverage plant.
Wickens used dry ice blasting to clean vacuum blowers in a food and beverage facility.