These procedures will guide you through the steps to washing and sanitizing your press bags for your Goodnature cold-press juicer.
Applies to Goodnature juice presses that use reusable cloth press bags.
PURPOSE: To prevent foodborne illness by ensuring that all food contact surfaces are properly cleaned and sanitized.
Warning: Always follow regulations stated by local health services.
When to wash, rinse, and sanitize press bags:
- After each use
- Any time contamination occurs or is suspected
- Every four (4) hours of constant use for all food contact surfaces
Wash, rinse, and sanitize press bags using the following procedure:
- Wash bag with water and brush to remove all surface food particles
- Wash surface with detergent solution
- Rinse surface with clean water
- Sanitize surface using a sanitizing solution mixed at a concentration specified on the manufacturer’s label.
- Keep bags soaking in sanitizing solution overnight to assist with keeping bags white.
- Place wet items in a manner to allow air drying before use. We do not recommend machine drying as this can result in shrinking and will lessen the lifespan of the press bags.
Pro Tip: If not using that often, store dry bags in a sealed container to avoid exposure to dust or build up. Then do a quick wash before use. Do not store damp bags in a sealed container – it will make it easier for bacteria to grow.
If a 3-compartment sink is used, setup and use the sink in the following manner:
- In the first compartment, wash with a clean detergent solution at or above 110° F or at the temperature specified by the detergent manufacturer.
- In the second compartment, rinse with clean water.
- In the third compartment, sanitize with a sanitizing solution mixed at a concentration and contact time specified on the manufacturer’s label or by immersing in hot water at or above 171° F for 30 seconds.
- Test the chemical sanitizer concentration by using an appropriate test kit.
If a dish machine is used:
- Check with the dish machine manufacturer to verify that the information on the data plate is correct.
- Refer to the information on the data plate for determining wash, rinse, and sanitizing (final) rinse temperatures; sanitizing solution concentrations; and water pressures, if applicable.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions for use.
Ensure that food contact surfaces reach a surface temperature of 165° F or above if using hot water to sanitize.
To order new parts and press bags, visit the Goodnature shop.