So I just learned from out production that they use generic bleach to clean out FD&C as well as exempt colors from equipment. In addition they also use grill blaster for cleaning the equipment after making nut based products.
I have two questions:
1) Is it OK to use generic bleach? I reached out to sanitation supply companies and the degreaser they provided isn't working the same way generic bleach does. Both are chlorine based.
2) How do I go about validating the bleach concentration if it is ok to use?
3) Is there any product that we can use in lieu of bleach if it is not allowed for use in food processing environment?