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Posted 04 November 2021 - 12:48 AM

When approving a chemical in a FDA regulated facility the maintenance manager, sanitation manager, EHS manager, & Q.A. manager are the typical approvers (Did I capture them all). My question is what do each of these roles look for when approving? I'm looking to put a list of questions together to put on the chemical approval form to ensure they are approving with knowledge, not just pencil whipping ang not realizing the consequences. Also, what all jurisdictions would I consider? Example, local sewage plant, EPA, FDA, etc.? Thank you for your help. Truly appreciated. 



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Posted 04 November 2021 - 01:12 AM

When approving a chemical in a FDA regulated facility the maintenance manager, sanitation manager, EHS manager, & Q.A. manager are the typical approvers (Did I capture them all). My question is what do each of these roles look for when approving? I'm looking to put a list of questions together to put on the chemical approval form to ensure they are approving with knowledge, not just pencil whipping ang not realizing the consequences. Also, what all jurisdictions would I consider? Example, local sewage plant, EPA, FDA, etc.? Thank you for your help. Truly appreciated. 

Hi AK,

 

Not meaningfully answerable without knowing  what the chemical actually is and what you are doing with it.

 

Can you give some context ?


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Posted 04 November 2021 - 03:06 AM

Here is my list of things to consider in your approval process:  

 

compatible for intended use & effectiveness.

sds / label on file

appropriate ppe available

health hazards considered / addressed  - think diacetyl.  

where will it be stored  (segregation and security)

what changes are needed for procedures & training to  ensure it is used according to label.  

are sanitation chemicals epa / registered. 

NOP complaint - if required   

titration procedures for sanitation chems 

do you have appropriate docs for food grade lubes (nsf, reg, allergens, etc

are additives GRAS or approved

food safety plan update needed?

do  boiler chems meet appropriate standard (21 CFR 173.310,etc)

strongly scented (BRC)

regulatory or state band lists or special requirements - California.  

spill clean up procedures 

accidental release procedures

disposal procedures


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Posted 04 November 2021 - 09:03 PM

Kingstudruler gave you a lot of things to consider, but I will add one more: 

 

Ensure chemicals will not react with each other. Especially if they are used consecutively in your cleaning process.

 

An example would be using bleach after ammonia (chloramine gas), rubbing alcohol (chloroform), or vinegar (chlorine gas). 

 

If you order most of your chemicals from the same supplier, such as Ecolab, they will be better able to assist you with the chemistry aspect.



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Posted 06 November 2021 - 05:00 AM

Thank you all. Appreciated







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