Improved Quality Assurance through TOC Analysis for Cleaning Verification

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4 December 2018

Supported by:

4 December 2018

Total organic carbon (TOC) analysis is a simple, effective tool for cleaning verification and process control. TOC analysis enables companies to operate more efficiently, prevent product loss, and improve quality control.

Monitoring the effectiveness of a cleaning process on shared equipment trains is extremely important for safety and quality. TOC analysis of rinse samples can be implemented to effectively detect any residual products or cleaning agents that remain on equipment. It can also help detect microbial contamination on equipment surfaces that may pass visual inspection but still present safety risks. For many companies, monitoring the cleaning process effectiveness through TOC prevents failed attempts to sterilise dirty equipment, not only saving time and money, but also ensuring the quality of the next product.

Topics included:

  • How TOC analysis works and how it can be more accurate than other methods
  • Detection of residual products, cleaning agents, and contaminants, including microorganisms
  • Optimisation of CIP cycles and troubleshooting production processes with TOC
  • Best practices for implementing TOC
  • Case study – how a California F&B manufacturer implemented a Sievers M9 TOC Analyzer to improve efficiency and quality control of its cleaning process

Keynote Speaker

Lukas Swanson, Global Life Science Applications Engineer, SUEZ

Lukas Swanson

Lukas Swanson is the Global Life Science Applications Engineer at SUEZ (formerly GE Analytical Instruments). Lukas has previously worked for Shimadzu Scientific as an HPLC Product Specialist and has a Master of Engineering Degree in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University.

3 responses to “Improved Quality Assurance through TOC Analysis for Cleaning Verification”

  1. Ronit Erlitzki says:

    Hi, how can I get access to this webinar? Thanks!

  2. Lucy Bale says:

    Hi everyone, please note this webinar is now available on-demand. If you have any questions, please use the comment box and the New Food team will assist.

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