I'm not really sure Food Microbiology is the best place for this question but I am looking for information or options.
Previously we had in our product inline metal detectors procedure for the operators to take one sanitizer wipe and sanitize their hands then take a 2nd wipe and clean the test pieces before the metal detector is used.
One of our employees, while bored and in the break room, started to read the actual label on the container that said: "Do not use to clean or sanitize human skin".
So... needless to say whoever set this up in the first place didn't realize that they set up a policy that technically violates the recommended use of the "chemical".
There is no way for the operator to wash his hands before he tests the metal detector because of what floor it's located on so the next idea is to use plastic gloves, sanitize those with the sanitizer wipes, and then sanitize the test pieces, then test the equipment.
What I'm looking for is if the active ingredients for these wipes is known to have any adverse effect to the plastic gloves.
We are using Ecolab's Eco-wipe FCS and the active ingredients on the label are Isopropyl Alcohol 5.4800 %, and n-Alkyl (C12 67%, C14 25%, C16 7%, C8, C10, C18, 1%) Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride 0.0175%
That's directly off of the label. I'm not a chemist so I have no idea what the n-Alkyl stuff is... carbon chains I'm guessing but I don't want to research this for days if someone has an idea.
Thanks for any help,