Storing Chemicals Properly
How and where cleaning and sanitizing chemicals are stored in a processing plant may have a direct impact on the quality of the food produced.
Common sense indicates that cleaning and sanitation chemicals need to be stored in "proper" areas.
However, interpreting "proper" varies wildly from plant-to-plant. The cleaning and sanitizing
chemicals are frequently stored in dark, dingy, dirty and wet rooms or areas out of the way at the
back of the plant. Incompatible products, such as acids and chlorine, are stored together without
proper labeling and safety precautions. Eye wash stations and showers are in disrepair. The floor
is terribly corroded and has chemicals spilled all over it. Not only are these conditions
they may be in violation of various local, state, and federal health and safety codes.