USDA APPROVED CHEMICALS

There are many different types of USDA Approved cleaners used in the reefer washout industry.  Some companies abide by the rules and use approved cleaners and some do not even know that they even exist. The most common cleaners/chemicals used in the trailer washout industry are the A1 authorization for the cleaning process and D1/D2 authorization for the sanitizing/disinfectant processes.  We can supply many different types of chemicals in the food grade categories to suit all your wash needs please CONTACT US for further information.

Please see below the USDA Authorization codes which classifies them in categories and what they should be used for.

A1
General cleaning agents for all surfaces in all areas; also for steam cleaners and mechanical cleaning devices.


A2
Soak tank cleaners, steam cleaners and mechanical cleaners in all areas.


A3
Acid cleaners for use in all areas.


A4
Floor and wall cleaners for use in all areas.


A5
Floor and wall cleaners for use in subfreezing temperature
areas.


A7
Metal cleaners and polishes for non-food contact surfaces.


A8
Degreasers and carbon removers for cooking and smoking equipment, utensils and related surfaces.


B1
Laundry compounds for fabric that may contact food.


C1
Cleaning compounds for all surfaces in inedible processing areas, non-processing areas and exterior areas.


C2
Compounds for use in toilets and/or dressing rooms.


C3
Paint removers for use in non-processing areas.


D1
Sanitizers for all surfaces always requiring a rinse.


D2
Sanitizers for all surfaces not always requiring a rinse.


E1
Handwashing compounds for use in all areas.


E2
Handwashing and sanitizing compounds.


E4

Hand creams, lotions and cleaners.


F1
Non-residual pesticides for use in areas other than edible product processing areas.


F2
Residual pesticides for use in areas other than edible product processing areas.


G6
Compounds for treating boilers and steam lines where steam may contact edible products, cooling systems where treated water may not contact edible products.


G7
Compounds for treating boilers, steam lines and cooling systems where steam and water may not contact edible products.


H1
Lubricants with incidental food contact.


H2
Lubricants with no food contact.


K1
Solvents and solvent degreasers for use in non-processing areas.


K2
Solvents for cleaning electronic instruments.


K3
Adhesive or glue removers.


L1
Compounds for use in sewage and/or drain lines.


L2
Enzymatic compounds for use in sewer and/or drain lines.


P1
Compounds requiring letter indicating authorized use.