Cleaning and Sanitizing SSOP Template

Use this free Word template to create the SSOP regarding cleaning and sanitizing within your organization. Just adjust to your own business.

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This Word document outlines an example Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP). Use this free template as a reference when setting up your own establishment's SSOP. The exact SSP language and chart layouts may vary from one establishement to another, but the level of detail should compare at least with what is found in the template provided. Consistently using correct cleaning and sanitizing procedures are the foundation to delivering high quality and safe food.

SSOPs are written procedures to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product. Establishements are required to maintain these written procedures on file, and in the United States they must be available to Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) upon request. The FSIS, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is the public health regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that United States' commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. SSOP is considered one of the prerequisite programs of HACCP.

Elements that should be included:

  • Company Name
  • Date
  • Version Number/ID
  • SSOP Number (optional)
  • Document Title
  • Scope/Introduction
  • Frequency
  • Procedures
  • Way of recordkeeping (checklist/forms)
  • Responsibility Matrix
  • Page Numbers

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Cassi Carson(6/21/2022) - GBR

I am very happy to see find this file

Pilar Mclaughlin(6/21/2022) - DEU

I’m so grateful for the template you sent, our place is one step closer to fullfilling the task.

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