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Posted 01 December 2022 - 03:37 PM

I'm looking for an organic sanitizer that people have had good experience with.  Our current approved is Peraclean 5 and it is not my favorite.  Has a very strong vinegar smell.  Recommendations would be appreciated.  Thanks!


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Posted 01 December 2022 - 04:43 PM


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Posted 01 December 2022 - 05:36 PM

your choices are kinda limited.    I have only used peracetic and peroxyacetic and chlorine (sodium hydroxide) in organic processing.   Those would be my first two recommendations.   



What sanitizers may I use on the organic production line? 7 CFR 205.605 The following active ingredients are allowed in sanitizers used on organic food contact surfaces and equipment, with a noted restriction on chlorine sanitizers: • Chlorine Materials (see notes below) • Hydrogen peroxide • Ozone • Peracetic acid/peroxyacetic acid • Phosphoric acid • Potassium hydroxide


• Sodium hydroxide A Note About Chlorine Materials Chlorine is listed on the National List of Approved and Prohibited Substances as an allowed sanitizing substance (7 CFR 205.605). Sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in what’s commonly known as bleach or chlorine bleach. Chlorine-based sanitizing solutions are effective and allowed sanitizers under the organic standards, provided that the manufacturer’s instructions are followed, particularly with regard to sanitizer concentration. The National Organic Program’s July 22, 2011 Guidance Document 5026 clarified that under such circumstances, there is no requirement to follow a chlorine sanitizer with a water rinse. Such a rinse would undermine the sanitizer’s role in insuring food safety.




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