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Posted 04 August 2022 - 07:05 PM

Hello All !

To clean a bucket (used to transfer our ingredients), our cleaning color code states that one color brush is used for food contact surfaces (interpreted as the inside of the bucket) and a second color is used for non-food contact surfaces (interpreted as the outside of the bucket). I'm considering changing the cleaning color code to using one color brush for the entire piece of equipment that comes into contact with food (without considering the inside and outside surfaces separately). Note: we do not have a complicated set up (no allergens, raw foods, RTEs, etc., that require other zone / process / line color codes). Am I oversimplifying? Thank you for advance with your advice.

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 07:52 PM

Would the bucket touch the ground at any point?


It really shouldn't since all ingredients should be kept off the ground but if it does not touch the ground, I would feel comfortable with the entire bucket cleaned with the same "food contact surface" brush. We run all of our buckets through the dishwasher so we do not run into this situation here.

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 10:46 PM

I think it would be confusing to have to use 2 different colored tools on the same object.

Have you considered a totally different color just for use on buckets?

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