I work for a beverage manufacturer that makes several different types of mixer concentrates. We were approached by a customer who is interested in purchasing a beverage line cleaner through us (we currently only manufacture food products) because their supplier is unable to keep up with demand. This beverage line cleaner is made up of three ingredients: water, citric acid, and a surfactant. I am curious to see if there are any companies out there that do this sort of thing: manufacture both food and chemical products? I feel like this is a much larger undertaking than just mixing those three ingredients in a tank and filling containers and I'm not really sure where to start my research other than this forum!
My initial thoughts to make this happen:
-need to revamp our food safety programs to include this new process (we would be using the same equipment for both food products and the new cleaning product)
-need to verify and validate that the new cleaning solution is effective in cleaning
-need to verify and validate that this new process will not contaminate our food products: RMs and FGs.
-need to register new product with NSF
-need to update our registration with FDA
Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you!