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Vash

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 09:21 PM

Hi All,

 

I am working in Australia and wondering if there are any reasons to not use Quat based sanitizers onsite.

 

The only reason i can come up with is that if you are organic certified you cannot.,

 

Are there other country requirements or standards that don't allow it?

 

Look forward to you feedback.

 

Thanks

 

Vash



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Posted 05 January 2022 - 12:58 AM

Hello, 

 

The only cons I can think of using quat would be that it can be a lung irritant but can be avoided if used according to the manufacture. Quat sanitizers should be checked frequently as it can lose it's effectiveness when soiled. Other than quat sanitizers are preferred due to the fact that they are odorless, non-staining and tend to have a long shelf life. I would also look into local regulatory guidelines regarding sanitizer use.


Edited by Jdvez, 05 January 2022 - 01:00 AM.


greta

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Posted 06 January 2022 - 04:00 PM

Hello,

 

One thought is regs on pesticide use -European Commission

- Maximum Residue Levels (MRL) for Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) and Didecyldimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DDAC) which are commonly used disinfectants in the food industry.

 

Foods produced after the 12th Aug 2015 are subject to MRL’s of 0.1mg/kg.  It is an offence to sell or supply food with a residue over the MRL.

 



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Posted 13 January 2022 - 11:43 PM

2 things I heard of are cheese manufacuturers don't like it because it affects the cheese cultures and it takes a long time to break down.



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Posted 21 April 2022 - 01:47 PM

Hi Vash, 

 

Yes basically Quat is not organic certified and it may leave residue on surface too.

Beside there most of the sanitiser with Quat base come along with a little amount of surfactant. 

So there might be a reason too ... I guess.

 

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