Would anyone be willing to help me figure out what sanitizers/cleaners I need for my new business? I emailed the inspector to see if there was a checklist of supplies I needed to have on hand prior to my inpection. She really wasnt very specific and said cleaners, sanitizers etc. I am planning on having my inspection in 2-3 weeks so I would like to make sure I have everything so that I pass. I was thinking of going to gordon foods and looking there. I don't know how much help the store employees will be. I will be working out of my basement kitchen in Michigan if that makes any difference.
Sorry I can't help but that's a great question. I would be interested in the answer too.
Talk to a GFS sales rep, not a store employee.
I buy my soaps thru Sysco. By buying the Eco-Lab soaps thru Sysco, Eco-Lab installed the automatically dispensing equipment at no cost to me ... no cost for the equipment and no cost for the soaps. They set up everything for me. I was told (and boy it seemed to be true) that when the HD sees "Eco-Lab" in a kitchen, it's almost an automatic pass. They see that stuff and they know it's being done right.
See if GFS has the same kind of program.
my inspector was fine with me using a regular dish soap (i use dawn) and bleach as a sanitizer. it needs to be 50-100 ppm (at least according to my inspector). i need test strips to pass inspection, but i don't actually need to use them anymore. after doing it over and over i can just eyeball how much water i need per capful of bleach to get it right. the test strips were about $5.00 at a restaurant supply.
Thanks! She did mention the test strips.
You need bleach one capful per gallon for santizing. Dawn dish soap is always good. The food code is not specific on what types of cleaners.
okay I guess that is easy enough! thanks
Same thing here.....was told to use Dawn & Clorox, test strips by HD
Do you sanitize the dishes with bleach or just surfaces? Sorry if that is a dumb question!
I sanitize dishes and surfaces with Clorox.
Is there a certain brand of test strips? The inspector said something about different strips used for different types of sanitizers.