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.

Storing Chemicals Safely