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#1 redhotchillipeppers

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:17 PM

Hi there,

 

I have a question about the use of Isopropyl Alcohol for cleaning & sanitation & disinfecting programs for dry food manufacture/packaging: basically, are there any restrictions against using isopropyl alcohol for disinfecting food contact surfaces (aside from organic products--that is we do not process organic products)? 

 

While our cleaning and sanitation program is pretty good and we have invested in a lot of services, much of which is through EcoLab (which seems to be a crowd favorite on here), I just want to have our facility take the extra precaution of eradicating any pathogens that can be an unknown risk (even though we're a low-risk facility). I was reading online and it seems that IPA is fairly effective as a disinfectant, and of course it's an easy, cost-effective option. Plus it has the added bonus of drying very quickly for a dry food operation, so it's a simple spraying at the end of the day/shift and it'll be dry in time for the next production run. We have mostly stainless steel food contact equipment so it should work great on it!

 

It seems that if it would be allowed in hospitals and operation rooms, I can't imagine why it would be prohibited for the food industry, but my logic might be faulty there...

 

Can anyone speak to any restrictions against using IPA on FCs (as it regards non-organic products)?

 

Thanks!

 


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:54 PM

I currently work in a dry food manufacturing facility. We currently use a product call AlPet D2. This is an alcohol based surface sanitizer that we use. I have attached the link for the SDS sheet: http://orchemcorp.co...lpet-D2-SDS.pdf

 

We do not get ours from this chemical supplier.  

 

Thanks,

Misti



#3 MsMars

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:16 PM

I currently work in a dry food manufacturing facility. We currently use a product call AlPet D2. This is an alcohol based surface sanitizer that we use. I have attached the link for the SDS sheet: http://orchemcorp.co...lpet-D2-SDS.pdf

 

We do not get ours from this chemical supplier.  

 

Thanks,

Misti

 

I also have experience using AlPet - alcohol based, quick drying and FC surface safe.  According to the label, it is 58% isopropyl.



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 03:16 PM

Hi there,

 

I have a question about the use of Isopropyl Alcohol for cleaning & sanitation & disinfecting programs for dry food manufacture/packaging: basically, are there any restrictions against using isopropyl alcohol for disinfecting food contact surfaces (aside from organic products--that is we do not process organic products)? 

 

While our cleaning and sanitation program is pretty good and we have invested in a lot of services, much of which is through EcoLab (which seems to be a crowd favorite on here), I just want to have our facility take the extra precaution of eradicating any pathogens that can be an unknown risk (even though we're a low-risk facility). I was reading online and it seems that IPA is fairly effective as a disinfectant, and of course it's an easy, cost-effective option. Plus it has the added bonus of drying very quickly for a dry food operation, so it's a simple spraying at the end of the day/shift and it'll be dry in time for the next production run. We have mostly stainless steel food contact equipment so it should work great on it!

 

It seems that if it would be allowed in hospitals and operation rooms, I can't imagine why it would be prohibited for the food industry, but my logic might be faulty there...

 

Can anyone speak to any restrictions against using IPA on FCs (as it regards non-organic products)?

 

Thanks!

 

The (Regulatory) answer may depend on which plot of Earth you reside.

 

Might consider asking yr local Ecolab.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:22 PM

Hi,

 

agreed - it is a question of local regulation

for Germany (and Europe): YES

No rinse necessary - but you have to wait until it is evaporated.

 

Rgds

moskito



#6 MrHillman

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:49 PM

We've used Isopropyl alcohol 99% for years, no issue. Some of the girls love the smell?



#7 pghosh

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 11:59 PM

I also have experience using AlPet - alcohol based, quick drying and FC surface safe.  According to the label, it is 58% isopropyl.

We use Alpet D2 too when dry cleaning food contact areas. 



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 12:12 AM

Hello,

 

Ecolab already sell an isopropyl alcohol based sanitizer- it's called DrySan Duo, available as a spray or pre-impregnated wipes. It's 10% alcohol with hydrogen peroxide and other ingredients, works as both a cleaner and a no-wipe sanitizer.

 

We use the wipes in our dry processing facility and it seems to be a pretty good solution all round.

 

Ben







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