Protecting the companies brand Secure quality and hygiene safety with a controlled hygiene process.

Secure quality and hygiene safety with a controlled hygiene process

  • Growing demand for high quality cosmetic products and dietary supplements
  • Securing a controlled hygiene process
  • Stay competitive in a growing market
  • Safety against cross-contamination
  • Documentable and repeatable process
  • Prolong shelf-life with a controlled cleaning regime

A reported substantial increase in demand for high quality cosmetics and dietary supplements leads to increased competition. This means that the manufacturers need to be as competitive as possible whilst sustaining a very high quality.

The highest hygiene level

Due to an increasing focus on health concerns and changing lifestyles, the cosmetic industry is expected to grow from €482 billion in 2017 to €783 billion in 2024, and the dietary supplement industry from €120 billion in 2016 to €200 billion in 2022. This leads to increased competition, as demand for high quality products grows, and forces manufacturers to focus on their production processes to gain competitiveness and stay competitive.

Producing multiple products/brands in one production facility requires a stringent focus on hygiene in order to prevent cross-contamination,
as this can pose a big risk due to insufficient cleaning of equipment.
Cleaning between batches is crucial, since the risk for cross-contamination increases substantially; products can contain harmful chemical ingredients, when mixed incorrect, which is why controlled hygiene processes are necessary.

 

In an increasingly competitive market, downtime is vital; downtime is lost production. Reducing downtime as much as possible enables a manufacturer to change between batches in a cost-efficient manner thus achieving a competitive advantage.

A controlled, automated hygiene process can represent a significant advantage thanks to timesaving and ease of changeover between different batches and product types.

GMP regulations has been established to secure the quality, safety and effectiveness of the manufacturing process. These regulations

state that manufacturers need to ensure the identity, purity, strength and composition of their products. If adequate hygiene processes are not present, this represents a challenge; at worst, it can lead to a cancellation or withdrawal of a product, and in doing so, jeopardising the companies brand and ultimately loss of profit. 

Contract fillers

Contract fillers are particularly challenged, as they can manufacture two relatively identical recipes but with minor differences; The risk of cross-contamination between two customer brands can be disastrous!

Automated hygiene process

To ensure high levels of hygiene safety, an automated hygiene process can be a solution. Since this can prevent contamination of products and simultaneously comply with the GMP rules.

An automated hygiene process offers the consistency and documentation needed to control contamination risks and secure high product quality. But, it is necessary to consider how the automatic hygiene process functions in order to obtain a maximum level of hygiene safety.

Ensure good hygiene practices

By implementing an automated hygiene process, all equipment will be washed and disinfected, which eliminates the risks of contamination.

By using clean water during each phase of the process in closed washing chambers, all equipment will be cleaned at the highest level to secure good hygiene practices.

In doing so, you can provide safe and high quality products. Hereby, an automated hygiene process can ensure a safer production. Furthermore, this solution will also ensure interaction between the GMP guidelines and the companies internal hygiene regime.

Control of setpoints

To reduce the risk of hurting your brand, increase in product complaints, cancellation or withdrawal of products and loss of business, it is important to control and define setpoints in correlation with your specific needs.

An automated hygiene system is capable of recording and activating warnings for setpoints regarding water temperature, water pressure and optionally conductivity. These records will enable your company to document the hygiene processes and ensure a safe operation.