Dry Ice Blasting for the Food Industry

Experience a cleaner clean with a fraction of the waste

Food processing and packaging equipment accumulates grease, carbonized residue, seasonings, proteins, harmful bacteria, biofilms, adhesives, labels and many other contaminants that traditionally take significant time to clean.


Dry ice blasting for the food industry provides an in-situ cleaning solution that is non-destructive, sustainable, does not use water or chemicals and does not produce secondary waste.


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Dry Ice Systems for Food Processing

Increase line productivity by getting a cleaner clean in less time

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Dry ice blasting thoroughly cleans contamination from process and production equipment in-place, without water or chemicals, and even while the equipment is still running.

  • Reduce cleaning time and resulting downtime
  • Clean hot and online
  • No secondary waste
  • Non-Abrasive Will not damage equipment
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Get a cleaner clean Reduce bacteria counts and remove biofilms
  • Reduce risk of unplanned production stoppages and costly repairs


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Specific use cases:

  • Mixers and blenders
  • Slicers and dividers
  • Roasters, ovens and proofers
  • Dryers, extruders and molds
  • Conveyors and chains
  • Radial feeders (Ishida Weighers)
  • Wrappers and packagers
  • Baggers and pack-off tables
  • Labelers, box formers and glue applicators
  • Mills and load-out bins
  • Palletizers and de-nesters
  • Electrical components and motors
  • Cold storage
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Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting for Food & Beverage Processing Equipment

Dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning process that does not produce secondary waste or residue

Dry ice cleaning machines offer an effective, dry, sustainable and non-destructive cleaning method that can be performed in-place, which eliminates or reduces costly shutdown time for cleaning. Hard to reach corners and crevices are easily cleaned with dry ice blasting, resulting in an improved overall clean in your plant.

Not only does dry ice cleaning remove contaminants, but it will also result in log reductions in bacteria counts and will remove biofilms without water or chemicals* – all while significantly reducing cleaning time, labor and overall costs.

  • Clean online or in place, even while equipment is hot and running
  • Eliminate or drastically reduce disassembly
  • No water, chemicals or secondary waste streams
  • No masking or drying time
  • Non-conductive Clean electronics, sensors and motors without damage
  • Reduce cleaning time and labor costs
  • Remove biofilms without water or chemicals
  • Lower bacteria counts (significant log reductions)*
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Operationally safe Eliminate manual cleaning and exposure to unsafe conditions
  • Non-Abrasive Will not damage expensive processing equipment


*Dry ice blast cleaning is not considered a sanitizer.

Because of how effective the dry ice blasting process was on the inside of the barrels, we plan on repeating the blasting process at least once a year. With the wood now very clean and rejuvenated, implementing a more formal wood tank management plan, and increasing the production of our wood aged beer, we’ll have better quality, more delicious beer.

Lenore Bennett
Quality Control Manager | Dogfish Head Brewery

Cleaning the bread cooler and mile long conveyor, which had required 5-25 laborers, 8-10 hours, now takes two people less than six hours.

Quality Assurance Manager
Commercial Bakery

The dry ice blasting systems give us everything we asked for in a cleaning solution, and I’m getting a lot of interest from other plants within our organization because of the efficiency and the production increases we’ve achieved. Cold Jet has helped us become a better, cleaner manufacturer and the dry ice cleaning system truly adds value to our organization’s operations.

Tony Tai
Production Supervisor | Global Chocolate Manufacturer

Case Studies

Proven technology produces definable results

Our solutions are driving real results in our customers’ organizations.

  • Food & Beverage

    General Mills reduces water usage and equipment downtime while increasing productivity by 80%

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  • Food & Beverage

    Chocolate facility reduces cleaning time by 60%, while reducing maintenance costs and downtime

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  • Food & Beverage

    Wooden brewing vessels thoroughly cleaned without affecting flavor

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  • Food & Beverage

    Dry ice blasting reduced labor needed from 25 to 2 people

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Dry Ice Cleaning Technology for the Food & Beverage Industry

Cold Jet’s line of dry ice blasting machines can be used for Food & Beverage applications.


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