Our wash process
Tosca is dedicated to delivering clean products and providing an extra measure of safety to protect your supply chain and your customers. Our method is so thorough, it takes 564 process documents to detail the steps. Assets are pre-washed before they’re washed. They’re inspected, then re-inspected seven steps later. Water temperatures are held to within a five degree variance to ensure food-safe sanitization. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels are measured every three hours to detect organic matter. There is nothing we take more seriously than food safety.
A higher standard for clean
Tosca is the industry’s first to achieve ISO 22000 certification – the industry’s most stringent food safety management standard. But our washing and food safety safeguards don’t stop there.
ISO 22000:2005 certified
For food safety management system to ensure food safety along entire supply chain to point of final consumption.
ISO TS 22002-4 certified
For control of food safety hazards in manufacture or servicing of food packaging; includes standards for sanitation, environmental monitoring and food defense.
Annual 3rd party surveillance audits
Conducted by industry leader SGS; Re-certified for ISO standards every three years.
Monthly food safety training for topics like allergen control, food defense, biosecurity, raw material and finished product storage.
Ensure your supply chain safety with our superior wash process
The Tosca wash cycle is designed to maximize food safety by minimizing the risk of biological, chemical or physical hazards. Intensely precise, it includes carefully monitored chemical usage, water pressure and temperatures. Here’s the process, governed by those 564 documents mentioned above, distilled into eight basic steps:
*During the 8-step wash cycle, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels are measured to detect organic matter every three hours. Rejected assets are held, re-inspected and/or rewashed.
After arrival and unloading, assets are inspected. Damage is spotted, and stickers and other debris are hand-removed.
Assets are pre-washed to remove any remaining debris or dirt.
Assets are washed. Water temperature and chemical concentrations are carefully monitored for food-safe sanitization.
A series of rinse steps occur before applying a leave-on sanitizer.
Assets are dried using centrifuge technology.
Careful human inspection ensures all debris has been removed.
Clean assets are folded (if applicable), stacked and palletized.
Assets are scanned, an identifying pallet label is applied and then stretch wrapped before delivery to the next customer.
Clean and food-safe, the Tosca way
Get more information on Tosca’s industry-leading washing and food safety methods. Download the Tosca Food Safety Fact Sheet.Food Safety Fact Sheet
Come tour our facility to experience our dedication to food safety first-hand.