We’ve previously tackled quality control in the restaurant and food industries (See Quality Control in Restaurants, and Quality Control in the Food Industry). In this entry, we’re focusing on quality control in the manufacturing industry.
Most manufacturing companies distribute handbooks solely focused on the topic of cleanliness. Some conduct seminars and trainings on proper housekeeping. Some also adopt and implement the use of precision cleaning. Discussions and instructions on cleaning are outlined. The importance of cleanliness is constantly stressed. Different methods of discerning cleanliness levels are discussed, as well as selecting cleaning methods, testing and analyzing cleaning methods, interpreting data, and regulatory considerations. All of these are done to ensure that a certain level of cleanliness is achieved for their manufactured products to pass quality control. A good example would be microchip production.
Quality control is quite a broad topic, especially in the food industry. So for this blog, let’s focus on microbiological quality, since both experts and consumers alike show a tremendous concern over this.