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View Poll Results: Do you use Bleach or Sanitizing tablets?
We use bleach only 28 71.79%
We use sanitizing tablets only 6 15.38%
We use bleach and sanitizing tablets together 2 5.13%
We use something else (what?) 3 7.69%
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Unread 06-20-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Do you use Bleach or Sanitizing tablets at a comp?

So, do you use bleach or sanitizing tablets at a comp for your "sanitizing" rinse? I am tired of carrying around a bottle of bleach and thinking of purchasing some Steramine Quaternary Sanitizing Tablets from Amazon.




Do they work as well as bleach and will they pass the test for proper amount of sanitizing stuff? Just concerned about the proper health side of these things.

Or, maybe do you use both, combined?

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i don't bleach a single food service item ever ever ever at home....my wife doesn't either, and she's food safe certified.
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i don't bleach a single food service item ever ever ever at home....my wife doesn't either, and she's food safe certified.
Using a bleach water mix is required at KCBS competitions...

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d. Sanitizing of work area should be implemented with
the use of a bleach/water rinse (one cap/gallon of
water). Each contestant will provide a separate
container for washing, rinsing and sanitizing of
utensils.
We use sanitizing tablets after clearing them with a rep at a comp a while back. We've also had the local health department test out sanitizing tub with the tablets in it and he was fine with it.
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I too got sick of bleach leaking and staining clothes etc. I switched to Sani tabs - I get them and the test strips ate Restaurant Depot.
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That's where we get ours, too, Mike.
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Just a word of advice/caution....

If you use a sanitizer instead of bleach, it's a good idea to change it up every now and again, and use bleach. Sanitizers are made with quaternary (sp?) ammonia. Eventually they build up a "bio-film" that no longer gets killed, or removed. The only way to remove the film is with bleach.
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Sanitizing tabs. Blue pills in a bottle are much more convenient than bleach. Never had a problem with a rep at a comp.
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Using a bleach water mix is required at KCBS competitions...



We use sanitizing tablets after clearing them with a rep at a comp a while back. We've also had the local health department test out sanitizing tub with the tablets in it and he was fine with it.
i know.....that's why i wrote "at home".
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We just use bleach / water mix in a bus tub. We have never really had an issue. Our soap tub tends to be the one that is causes the mess.
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So, do you use bleach or sanitizing tablets at a comp for your "sanitizing" rinse? I am tired of carrying around a bottle of bleach and thinking of purchasing some Steramine Quaternary Sanitizing Tablets from Amazon.

Amazon.com: Steramine Quaternary Sanitizing Tablets - 150 Sanitizer Tablets per bottle: Health & Personal Care

Do they work as well as bleach and will they pass the test for proper amount of sanitizing stuff? Just concerned about the proper health side of these things.

Or, maybe do you use both, combined?

Thanks.

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The sanitizing tablets are probably safer than bleach.
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I use the tablets to sanitize, but carry a bottle of bleach for the inspection. I get the smallest bottle of bleach I can get so it doesn't take up a lot of room, and I buy a new one each year. The only thing that gets washed on site are my cutting boards and knives, with anything that was used at a comp getting a wash in the dishwasher once I get back home. Camrbo's are great for hauling dirty dishes...when you remember to take them out of the trailer once you get home lol.
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Some health departments will frown on you taking things home and washing them, they cannot inspect your house, they also know that most homes do not have a sanitizing sink setup. Just make sure you are able to clean everything on site, what you "actually" do is your business.
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Good feedback on this.

For those who use sanitizing tablets and carry a bottle of bleach, do you carry the bottle of bleach to satisfy the KCBS comments about using bleach for a rinse agent?

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has anyone been inspected on this rule at a competition. i have competed at several and it has never even been brought up.
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We got checked by the local HD in Milwaukee at their last event a couple years ago. Tubs were in view but empty, and I had bleach handy. We keep one of the small bottles in the trailer
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