Chemical Solutions for Dairy Plant Sanitation

Dairy Industry

At Biocel we specialise in hygiene and process solutions for Dairy & Dairy Farming Industries. This includes CIP solutions and chemical detergents for dairy plant sanitation for the modern dairy farmer.



Keeping your dairy plant hygienically clean and free of pathogens is essential to achieving safe, high quality milk products and ensuring the safety and performance of your herd. Biocel supplies a complete range of chemical detergents for the modern dairy farmer including chlorine-free solutions to ensure your high standards of dairy plant sanitation, product and safety requirements are met.


Industry leaders in Hygiene, Dairy Plant Sanitation, Dairy Processing & CIP:

Dairy Solutions

Biocel has worked at the forefront of the Diary Industry for over 50 years. We supply biochemical and chemical process aids to many of  Irelands leading milk processing plants.

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Dairy Processing

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Dairy Hygiene


Due to increased food safety concerns regarding chlorine residues, it has become necessary to eliminate chlorine from dairy cleaning products in order to reduce the risk of these residues in milk and their final products. For any further information, you may require switching to Chlorine-Free Detergents contact one of our dedicated team here at Biocel.


Current thinking on farm milking equipment washing advocates the removal of chemicals containing chlorine employed in dairy plants and bulk tanks due to the risks of associated residues entering the milk supply chain and therefore posing an unacceptable risk to the products produced therefrom.

Biocel Ltd., as the leading Irish supplier of milking plant detergents & teat dips, to support your processor, has set out the key points to be considered when using or switching to a Chlorine Free product for washing Bulk Milk Tanks.


Biocel has introduced a range of Chlorine-Free products which have been fully tested and evaluated by the Agriculture and Food Development Authority:

You can view the efficacy of our chlorine-free dairy hygiene range carried out by Teagasc here.


Processing solutions for maintaining high quality and safety standards in the Dairy Industries.


The dairy sector continues to be at the forefront of innovation in food processing.  We supply Disinfectants, Decsalers, and Sanitisers including Cleaning in Place solutions for food and dairy equipment. Biocel’s dairy processing solutions ensures that your dairy food products are safe and of consistently high quality.


Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) or In-Place Cleaning (IPC) is where process equipment is mechanically washed without having to dismantle the equipment to do so.  Equipment is so designed that a wash solution can be circulated throughout the piece of equipment interacting with all the soiled surfaces and rendering them hygienically clean.


The chemicals employed for CIP are chosen for their ability to hydrolyse the bonds constituent in the soils present. Typically, they are at the extremes of the pH spectrum, being either highly alkaline or highly acidic. In the alkaline domain sodium or potassium hydroxide dominate, though silicates and carbonates are also employed and in the acid range, the common mineral acids, (nitric, phosphoric, sulfamic, methane sulphonic) with the organic acids (citric or lactic acids) are most common. For the disinfectant’s sodium hypochlorite and other oxides of chlorine are ubiquitous with hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid being the common oxygen-based materials.


A number of CIP programmes  steps are employed depending on the soil, these being:

  1. Pre-rinse
  2. Main wash
  3. Inter rinse
  4. Acid descale
  5. Disinfection rinse

Chemical Products and Solutions for the Irish Dairy Sector.


Browse our available products for the Dairy Farming and Agri sectors. Use the dropdown menu’s to refine your search. For bespoke solutions contact our dedicated support team to discuss your requirements.

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    Biocel Ltd.

    Little Island
    County Cork

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    9 am to 5:30 pm


    We develop biochemical and chemical process aids and additives for Industry.

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