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Produce Washing with Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride ethanol


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#1 Weebus90

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

Can anyone provide me documentation stating that using an Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride ethanol chemical for produce washing is harmful if used around 200ppm?

 

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#2 Charles.C

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:26 AM

Dear Weebus,

 

I presume you are primarily querying "benzalkonium chloride" (BZK).

 

(The alcohol component looks more like for applying in a skin-related function ?)

 

AFAIK, BZK is primarily sold as an ingredient within cleaning / sanitising chemicals for food equipment and surfaces, not for direct application to human food ? (I don't recall seeing any official approvals for such usage?)

 

Any procedure of the type you propose involving BZK would appear to have some potential  legislatory limitations, eg -

 

http://www.pesticide...s-regarding-BAC

 

http://en.wikipedia....konium_chloride

 

Attached File  health-assessment-of-benzalkonium-chloride-residues-in-food.pdf   102.82KB   48 downloads

 

Rgds / Charles.C

 

PS - added later  Some additional input regarding acceptability of hand sanitizers here - 

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ace/#entry68431


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Charles.C


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

Dear Weebus,

 

Charles.C has given the reference to the risk assessment from german authorities.

We have had a high priority discussion about QAC in final food. These chemicals has been mostly banned in cleaning equipment and the use in food was already low before (mainly imported products). No chance for QAC furtheron. Application only as biocide. From this "dual use" discussion starts 2 years ago.

 

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