Clorox Bleach: Is it Food Safe?
Clorox Bleach isn’t just for laundry.
Did you know that Clorox Germicidal Bleach is NSF certified food safe? The Clorox Professional Products Company has indeed earned that certification (see the letter HERE) but you won’t see it on the label, or the box. Despite the missing label, a number of authorities promote liquid chlorine bleach as a food safe sanitizer, including the CDC, the FDA, the USDA, and FoodSafety.gov, in addition to the NSF.
According to the letter, Clorox Germicidal Bleach is food safe in it’s regular form – meaning without scents, or additives intended for use in laundry.
Clorox Germicidal Bleach is a 8.25% Sodium Hypochlorite solution, which over time, breaks down to it’s simplest form; salt water. (see the Diagram – “Salt to Salt Bleach Cycle”) This is what makes it an ideal surface sanitizer in kitchens and cafeterias. When sodium hypochlorite comes in contact with viruses, bacteria, mold or fungi, it oxidizes molecules in the cells of the germs and kills them.
When used properly, it kills many foodborne illnesses such as norovirus, botulism, e. coli, and salmonella. It can also be used to sanitize water, keeping deadly bacteria and microorganisms from contaminating stored water supplies.
Check out the links below for more information:
- Visit the NSF website Here
- Link to certification letter Here
- Visit Clorox’s “Facts about Bleach” page Here
- The DSR Blog’s Clorox Literature Page
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