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LM Gonzalgo

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 07:59 AM

Can lubricants and cleaning chemicals be stored in only one room?



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Posted 25 August 2022 - 09:09 AM

In my opinion they could.

If they are adequately separated and each stored in their appropriate way. 
Please keep in mind that some cleaning chemical are reactive together and you do not want any spills/leaks to intermingle.
Some cleaning chemicals should also be stored in a separate locked cabinet.
And most should contain a leak or spill container.

 

I would advice to keep your storage area locked and only grant access to the appropriate personnel. This to prevent any food defence issue's.



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Posted 25 August 2022 - 09:56 AM

Hi, 

I think If the lubricants  are  food grade  they should not be storage in the same room.

However, if they are not  food grade it's possible just they should storage separately in a locked cabinet.



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Posted 25 August 2022 - 03:04 PM

We keep them in separate rooms. However, in my opinion, they could be stored together in the same room. As long as, they are stored in separate cabinets and are labeled appropriately. Also, as the other member suggested, keep these rooms locked and only accessible by authorized personnel.



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Posted 25 August 2022 - 03:08 PM

Hi, 

 

They can be stored in the same room; however, their storage shelfs should be properly labelled such as Food grade lubs, non-food grade lubs, cleaning chemicals, etc. 

 

You may audit them at set frequency to ensure that there are no mix-ups. 



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Posted 26 August 2022 - 01:53 PM

You can store on the same shelf, you just have to make sure the food grade is stored above the non-food grade items.



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Posted 26 August 2022 - 02:38 PM

We stored them in the same cabinet.  They were clearly marked and food grade was above non-food grade.



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Posted 26 August 2022 - 03:58 PM

We store in same room but in designated cabinets.


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Posted 30 August 2022 - 05:39 PM

Same room is possible so long as you can maintain some type of physical separation.  The separate cabinet is a great idea, and if you only have funds/space for one of them, I'd lock up the maintenance chemicals.  My auditors have preferred seeing that maintenance chemicals cannot be grabbed by production or sanitation employees.  Extra credit points if one of your internal audits verifies the chemicals haven't comingled in that space.





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