Open Plant Cleaning (OPC) Concepts and Application

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Open Plant Cleaning (OPC) Concepts and Application

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Category: Application
Level: Advanced
Languages Available: Brazilian Portuguese, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish. 


Course Modules:

  1. OPC Fundamentals
  2. OPC Applications


It is recommended that trainees have completed Principles of Hygiene and Sanitation in Food and Beverage Processing in preparation for this course.




Course Description


Open Plant Cleaning (OPC) is a resource-intensive process. Choosing the correct method of cleaning, optimizing the associated cleaning cycle, and choosing the correct cleaner provides the opportunity to provide a cleaned surface with minimal expense of resources and impact on the surfaces being cleaned.


The Open Plant Cleaning (OPC) Concepts and Application course aims to equip learners with the knowledge they need to optimize OPC processes and achieve efficient cleaning.




Suitable For


  • All levels of employees to build an understanding of the basic principles of OPC in the food industry
  • Especially beneficial to employees who already have a general understanding of food plant equipment, plant facilities and the basics of cleaning chemistry




Learning Objectives


  • Be able to choose an OPC method of cleaning
  • Understand some of the equipment options available
  • Optimize the cleaning method
  • Choose the correct type of cleaner (foam level, gel type, etc)
  • Understand the interrelationship of each soil and surface




Access and Purchase Options


Companies can purchase a package of modules to fit the needs of their workforce. Our sales representatives can help build training plans which are tailored to suit the needs of each company.


The course can also be purchased from our Hygiene Academy eStore which provides an opportunity for individuals interested in developing or refreshing their skillset to purchase on a course-by-course basis.