Th production manager has just asked me the following question:
'do the cleaning chemicals used in the staff facilities areas have to be food safe?'
I said no, as long as there is an element of control over the cleaning chemicals to ensure prevention from being taken into the production areas and used. (obviously the staff wouldn't because they know but we have to play devils advocate)
Can anyone shed some light on this?
for example can we use fairy liquid to wash plates in the staff room?
Generally speaking I agree with you - however the only question I have is on "the element of control" - in general we have all "chemical cleaners" (including Dawn which is slightly less irriatating than Fairy Liquid Dish Soap) in dispensers that are wall mounted and other non-production chemicals via RTD mini hoses that come from wall mounted systems, thus eliminating the possibilty of a chemical crossing over into production by a well meaning employee that just grabbed a bottle of something and controls in place to secure chemicals when not in use for the employee lunch-room, bathrooms, etc.
I was fortunate to have worked for a company that manufactured and distributed sanitiation chemicals and dispensing equipment. I got to do training and audits at various facilities and first hand knowledge of well meaning employees using chemicals that came from the lunch room or office for instance happened all the time. I remember showing a bottle of sanitizer that was intended for bathroom equipment to an employee and saying "do you see a picture of hobart mixed on the label?" to which he said no - (he had gradded it from the lunchroom and was using it to clean a mixer in a bakery) there is a lot of training needed to ensure cross over never happens, becuase it is normally something that is done (not with ill intent) as a quik fix and well meaning, but can cause drastic consequences.
Edited by SQFconsultant, 21 May 2020 - 03:18 PM.