Hi Food Scientist,
The possible consequences of antibiotic over-usage are a popular topic in Pharmaceutical World, Pesticides, et al.
Possibilities here might relate to specific identity of "chloro" ?
Significance of "allergens" is unclear to me ?
Some typical usage information should be available from Ecolab.
Personally I wonder if the rotation aspect is a myth.
PS - from a quick google -
Chemical sanitizer use in the U.S. food industry is regulated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, and, by law, users must adhere to label instructions. Approved-use concentrations of hard-surface sanitizers are greater than the tolerable range for microbes normally encountered in food processing. With this in mind, no evidence exists that proper use of sanitizers in food processing will result in the development of a resistant microorganism population.
Is it necessary to rotate sanitizer use in food processing operations.pdf 148.41KB
although from USDA -
Sanitizers that have proven most effective against Lm are quaternary ammonia compounds, chlorine solutions, iodophors, and products containing peroxyacetic (peracetic) acid. Note that any sanitizer must be used at appropriate levels in order to be effective, and while not required, rotation of sanitizers helps avoid development of resistant bacteria.
h) Rotate sanitizers periodically. Alternating between alkaline-based and acid-based detergents helps to avoid “soapstone” and biofilms. This also helps change the pH to prevent adaptation of bacteria to a particular environment.
1. Mark T for “true” and F for “false” for each of the following statements
d) ___Periodically rotating sanitizers will provide greater effectiveness against bacteria.
For (d) I suggest "true if validatable ?" I cannot find any example of latter.
Sanitation concerns in RTE environments.pdf 264.52KB
(quite a nice document despite my rotational scepticism)
Microorganisms cannot develop a tolerance to ozone, so no sanitizer rotation is necessary.
Summary - there do exist several "rotational" suggestions in the Literature.
I suspect most are copying each other.
I have more faith in link No.1 until I see a relevant validatory study.
Edited by Charles.C, 12 April 2019 - 12:38 PM.