Food Grade Tanker Washout

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Food Grade Tanker Washout Services

We maintain impeccable cleanliness standards, particularly for food-grade tankers. We understand that their cleanliness is not just about appearance; it directly impacts product safety.

At Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash, we’re dedicated to upholding the highest sanitation and compliance standards.

Lubbock Allstar’s I-27 facility provides food-grade washouts, including Kosher maintenance and Kosher upgrades for all types of tankers. Our equipment includes a continuous flow system that operates at 600 PSI and 30 gallons per minute up to 210 degrees. It is also equipped with three injection tanks that are used to inject caustic detergent and or sanitizer as requested by the customer. This is pumped through a spinner which is placed in the dome lid opening. The machine is computer-operated and has a menu of all the various washouts required by our customers. The proper washout is selected and the washout is completed. We then dry the tank using a filtered ambient air system. We never use recycled water in our food grade tanker

Entrust your food grade tankers to Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash & Lube for meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to excellence. Your satisfaction and product safety are our top priorities.

Lubbock, TX

What is Food Grade Tanker Washout?

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Food grade tanker washout is a specialized cleaning process designed to ensure the sanitary integrity of tanker trucks used in the transportation of food products. It involves a thorough cleaning of the tanker’s interior to remove any residues, contaminants, or bacteria that may compromise the quality and safety of the cargo.

Maintaining sanitation standards is paramount in the food industry, where even the slightest contamination can lead to health risks and regulatory violations. Food-grade tanker washouts are therefore essential in preventing cross-contamination and preserving the purity of food products during transit.

Importance of Food Grade Tanker Washouts

Safety Assurance

By eliminating potential contaminants, food-grade tanker washouts help to safeguard the integrity of the transported food products, ensuring they reach their destination free from any harmful substances.


The food industry is subject to strict regulations and standards to uphold food safety. Regular food grade tanker washouts are often mandated by regulatory authorities to maintain compliance with these stringent requirements.


Tanker trucks are commonly used to transport various types of food products, including liquids, powders, and solids. Without proper cleaning, residues from previous loads can contaminate subsequent shipments, leading to cross-contamination issues.

Regulations and Standards

Food grade tanker washout procedures are governed by a combination of industry standards and regulatory requirements. These standards outline specific protocols for cleaning and sanitizing tanker trucks to ensure the safe transportation of food products. Key regulations may include:

1. FDA Regulations: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets guidelines for food safety, including requirements for the cleaning of food contact surfaces such as tanker interiors.

2. HACCP Principles: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles provide a systematic approach to identifying and controlling food safety hazards. Proper tanker washout procedures are often incorporated into HACCP plans to mitigate contamination risks.

3. Industry Best Practices: Food industry associations and organizations may establish additional best practices and guidelines for tanker washout procedures to enhance food safety standards across the supply chain.

Our Food Grade Washout Services

At Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash, we take pride in offering comprehensive food grade washout services that prioritize cleanliness, safety, and compliance. Our meticulous approach ensures that your food grade tankers are thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and ready for the next load. Here’s what sets our food grade washout services apart.

Detailed Description of the Washout Process:

Our food grade washout process involves a series of systematic steps to ensure a thorough cleaning of your tanker’s interior. These steps include:

– Pre-inspection: Our team conducts a thorough inspection of the tanker to assess its condition and identify any areas requiring special attention.
– Pre-rinse: High-pressure water is used to rinse away any loose debris or residues from the interior surfaces of the tanker.
– Cleaning: Industry-approved cleaning agents and detergents are applied to effectively remove stubborn residues, oils, and contaminants.
– Scrubbing: Stubborn stains or residues may be manually scrubbed when needed using brushes or scrubbing tools to ensure they are completely eradicated.
– Rinse and Sanitize: The tanker is rinsed thoroughly to remove any remaining cleaning agents, followed by a sanitization step to kill bacteria and ensure hygiene.
– Final Inspection: A final inspection is conducted to ensure that the tanker is clean, free from residues, and ready for the next load.

Use of Industry-Approved Cleaning Agents and Techniques

We understand the importance of using safe and effective cleaning agents in food grade washout procedures. That’s why we exclusively utilize industry-approved cleaning agents and techniques that are specifically formulated for food contact surfaces. These cleaning agents are non-toxic, biodegradable, and designed to effectively break down and remove food residues and contaminants without leaving harmful residues behind.

Commitment to Thorough Cleaning and Contaminant Elimination

At Lubbock Allstar, we are committed to delivering unmatched cleanliness and hygiene standards. Our team undergoes rigorous training to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform thorough washouts that eliminate any residues or contaminants. We understand the critical importance of maintaining the integrity of your food products, and our unwavering commitment to excellence is reflected in every washout service we provide.

Benefits of Choosing Lubbock Allstar

When you choose Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash & Lube for your food grade washout needs, you’re not just selecting a service provider – you are opting for peace of mind and quality assurance. Here are the key benefits of choosing Lubbock Allstar:

– Assurance of Compliance with Food Safety Regulations: We understand the complex regulatory landscape governing food transportation. By entrusting your food-grade washouts to us, you can rest assured that your operations remain compliant with stringent food safety regulations, minimizing the risk of regulatory fines and penalties.

– Quick Turnaround Times Without Compromising on Quality: We understand the importance of minimizing downtime in your operations. Our efficient processes and experienced team enable us to offer quick turnaround times for food-grade washouts without compromising the quality of our services. You can rely on us to get your tankers cleaned and back on the road promptly.

– Experienced Staff Trained in Food Grade Tanker Washout Procedures: Our team consists of skilled professionals who are trained in food-grade tanker washout procedures. They possess the expertise and knowledge to deliver exceptional results consistently. You can trust our team to handle your washouts with precision and care.

– Focus on Maintaining the Integrity of Food Products During Transportation: We recognize the critical importance of maintaining the integrity of food products throughout the transportation process. Our food grade washout services are designed not only to clean your tankers but also to ensure that they are free from any residues or contaminants that could compromise the quality and safety of your cargo. With Lubbock Allstar, you can transport your food products with confidence, knowing that they are in safe hands.

Our Facilities and Equipment

At Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash & Lube, we pride ourselves on having state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge equipment specifically designed for food grade tanker washout. Here’s what sets our facilities and equipment apart:

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our facilities are equipped with the latest technology and infrastructure to facilitate efficient and effective food grade washout services. From specialized washing bays to designated cleaning areas, our facilities are designed to accommodate the unique requirements of food grade tanker washouts.

Specialized Equipment

We utilize specialized equipment that is specifically designed for food grade washout procedures. From high-pressure washers to automated cleaning systems, our equipment is tailored to ensure thorough cleaning and sanitation of your tankers’ interiors. 

Why Regular Washouts are Essential

Regular washouts for food grade tankers are not just recommended; they are essential for maintaining hygiene standards, ensuring product integrity, and safeguarding against potential risks. Here’s why regular washouts are required for food transportation:

Explanation of the Risks Associated with Inadequate Washout Procedures:

Inadequate washout procedures pose significant risks to both food safety and regulatory compliance. Without thorough cleaning, residues from previous loads can accumulate inside tankers, creating a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and other contaminants. These contaminants can then transfer to subsequent food shipments, leading to foodborne illnesses, product spoilage, and costly recalls. Moreover, regulatory agencies closely monitor washout procedures, and non-compliance can result in hefty fines, legal liabilities, and damage to your brand reputation.

Importance of Preventing Cross-Contamination and Preserving Product Integrity:

Cross-contamination is a major concern in the food industry, especially when it comes to transporting different types of food products in the same tanker. Without proper washout procedures, residues from one load can contaminate subsequent loads, compromising the quality and safety of the products. Washouts after every load help prevent cross-contamination by thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing tankers between shipments, ensuring that each product maintains its integrity and meets safety standards.

Benefits of Regular Washouts for Maintaining Hygiene and Extending the Lifespan of Tankers:

Washouts not only ensure the cleanliness of tankers but also contribute to their longevity and operational efficiency. By removing residues and contaminants, washouts prevent the buildup of corrosive materials that can damage tanker surfaces over time. Additionally, regular cleaning helps identify and address any maintenance issues early on, preventing costly repairs and downtime in the long run. Moreover, maintaining clean and well-maintained tankers reflects positively on your commitment to quality and safety, enhancing your reputation among customers and regulatory agencies alike.

Food Safety and Quality Management

At Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash & Lube, we prioritize food safety and quality management across all our services. Our comprehensive plan ensures the safety and integrity of the cargo we handle, serving as a roadmap for our team’s operations.

Introduction to Our Plan: Our written food safety and quality management plan is meticulously crafted, outlining our commitment to maintaining food safety and quality standards throughout our processes.

Adherence to HACCP Requirements: Aligned with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles, our plan enables us to proactively identify and mitigate risks, meeting the highest standards of safety and quality.

Processes: Our plan outlines processes covering pre-inspection, preparation, cleaning, sanitization, final inspection, and documentation of the each step, further minimizing the risk of contamination and upholding cargo integrity.

Assurance of Commitment: We are dedicated to delivering clean and safe services across all categories. Our unwavering commitment ensures that your cargo is handled with the utmost care and meets rigorous safety standards.

Employee Training

At Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash & Lube, we understand the critical role that well-trained employees play in delivering exceptional service. That’s why we prioritize employee training as a cornerstone of our business.

Overview of Training Provided: Our comprehensive training programs cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from wash processes to safety protocols. From their initial days with us, our team members receive thorough instruction on the proper techniques and procedures essential for effective service delivery.

Training Programs: Designed to equip employees with the necessary knowledge and skills, our training programs include hands-on training in operating equipment, applying solutions, and adhering to safety standards. Additionally, they learn about industry regulations and best practices to ensure compliance.

Emphasis on Ongoing Training: We recognize the importance of continuous learning to maintain service excellence. Through regular workshops, seminars, and refresher courses, we ensure our team stays abreast of the latest advancements in techniques and protocols.

Assurance of Employee Readiness: Our well-trained employees are fully equipped to handle all aspects of service delivery. With their expertise and dedication, you can trust that your needs will be met with precision and care. When you choose Lubbock Allstar Truck Wash & Lube, rest assured that your requirements are in capable hands.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a food grade washout, and why is it necessary?

A food grade washout is a specialized cleaning process designed to ensure the sanitary integrity of tanker trucks used in the transportation of food products. It is necessary to eliminate any residues, contaminants, or bacteria that may compromise the quality and safety of the cargo, thus upholding food safety standards and compliance with regulations.

What cleaning agents and techniques do you use for food grade washouts?

We exclusively use industry-approved cleaning agents and techniques that are specifically formulated for food contact surfaces. These cleaning agents are non-toxic, biodegradable, and designed to effectively break down and remove food residues and contaminants without leaving harmful residues behind.

Are your food grade washout services compliant with regulatory standards?

Yes, our food grade washout services are fully compliant with regulatory standards and requirements set forth by authorities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other relevant agencies. We adhere to strict protocols and guidelines to ensure that our services meet or exceed industry standards for food safety and sanitation.

How often should I schedule a food grade washout for my tanker?

The frequency of food grade washouts, are dependent on the type of products transported, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices. In general, it is recommended to schedule washouts after each load or according to the specific requirements outlined by regulatory agencies and food safety standards.

How long does a food grade washout service typically take?

The duration of a food grade washout service usually varies between 30 minutes and 1 1/2 hours, depending on various factors, such as the size and condition of the tanker, the level of cleaning required, and the efficiency of the cleaning process. However, our experienced team strives to minimize downtime and ensure quick turnaround times without compromising on the quality of our services.

Can you accommodate specific scheduling needs or emergency washout requests?

Absolutely! We understand that transportation operations often require flexibility and responsiveness. Our team is dedicated to accommodating your specific scheduling needs and can handle emergency washout requests promptly and efficiently. Simply call us, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

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4620 Ave A Lubbock, TX

Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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1612 N I-27 Lubbock, TX

Mon-Fri 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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