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Posted 09 May 2022 - 12:54 PM

If generic bleach is used as a cleaner for certain equipment and then rinsed away with water and an approved cleaning/sanitizing solution, does the bleach still need to be diluted to <200 ppm? I am aware that as a no rinse sanitizer, this is definitely the case, but what if it is used as a cleaner and then fully rinsed. Would there need to be some swabbing done post cleaning to ensure no residues are left behind?

 

I'm unclear about the ppm requirements based on use.

 

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.



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Posted 09 May 2022 - 01:28 PM

A)  Bleach is not a detergent, unless you mean a cleaning chemical with chlorine in it?

 

B) if for no other reason than the safety of your employees----do not exceed 400 ppm on step one

 

C)  See A


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Posted 09 May 2022 - 02:24 PM

To clarify, bleach would not be used alone as a cleaner, but added to a cleaning chemical to remove certain stains that are difficult to remove otherwise. 



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Posted 09 May 2022 - 02:32 PM

Ah, ok

 

In the case, I would go with what the vendor suggests for concentration to be when adding the chlorine to the cleaning chemical

 

You simply need to follow the label  and/or manufacturer for uses and concentrations.           Once the cleaning step is completed, there should NOT be any free chlorine left anyway and once you've rinse your total chlorine should be zero, or close to it

 

If I were you, I would swab the equipment post clean pre rinse for TPC and then decide on a final no rinse chlorine application---some are effective down to 80ppm depending on the load left post clean


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Posted 10 May 2022 - 04:08 AM

Location unknown so Regulatory unknown.

Specific Application/Primary Chemical unknown.

 

So query sort of unanswerable in a Specific way IMO.

 

I agree the generic answer in 1st line of Post 4.


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Posted 10 May 2022 - 06:36 PM

It seems to like adding bleach to a cleaning chemical would not be the best idea.   First, you would need to obtain the proper documentation for the approval for the generic bleach.   Not all bleach should be used in food manufacturing.   Second, mixing chemicals is in house is generally discouraged as it could create unsafe situations.  Third, it seems like mixing could also create a situation where you are not using the chemicals as indicated on the label.  Fourth, it just seems like it would be easier to purchase a chlorinated cleaner.      


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