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Food Manufacturing SOP Template

This food manufacturing SOP template can be used to evaluate if workers adhere to standard food manufacturing protocols such as handwashing, cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces before proceeding with the food production process. This can also guide workers to prevent unintended omissions and ensure product quality.

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Food Manufacturing SOP Template



This SOP helps to prevent or minimize contamination of food by employees.


This SOP is applied to all employees working in a food facility and deals with: - Handhygiene - Cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces

Procedure for Handwashing

Roll up your sleeves and expose your wrists.
Wet your hands and wrists under warm water and apply soap from a dispenser.
Rub your hands together. Scrub for at least 20 seconds. Make sure to scrub fingertips and wrists as well as in between your fingers.
Rinse hands and wrists under warm water.
Dry hands with a clean paper towel.
Turn off the water tap using the paper towel.
Discard the used paper towel in the dust bin.

Procedure for Cleaning and Sanitizing Food Contact Surfaces

Remove all food products and packaging from surfaces which you prepare food on before cleaning.
Remove food remains as well as any soil.
Wipe the food contact surface with hot water.
Prepare your cleaning solution.
Apply the cleaning solution, using a brush to remove any leftover soil from the surface.
Let the solution sit on the surface for 10 minutes.
Rinse the surface with water.
Check your equipment and all surfaces for food residues.
Sanitize all food contact surfaces with the chemical solution.


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Streamline your food manufacturing processes with a comprehensive SOP template

Food manufacturing SOP templates provide a standardized approach to documenting and following safety, quality, and sanitation processes. They enable manufacturers to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and improve the efficiency of their operations. SOPs are essential for ensuring a safe, consistent, and high-quality product.

The use of food manufacturing SOP templates enables manufacturers to create standardized food safety and quality procedures that are easy to understand, follow, and implement. The templates can be used to document processes for everything from raw materials and ingredients to production, storage, and distribution. By breaking down the process into manageable tasks, manufacturers can easily identify potential issues and take corrective actions.

Using SOP templates also ensures that all employees are following the same procedures and working towards the same goals. This minimizes the potential for errors and helps to ensure a safe and consistent food product. Manufacturing SOPs also help to streamline processes by reducing the amount of time spent on training and paperwork.

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