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Cleaning Time Estimator Cleaning Chemicals Description And Usage
Equipment Selection Guide HEPA Filters FAQ
ISSA Terms Standard Cleaning Terms
Standard Dilutions Time Value Chart
USDA Classifications Caring For Mops, Buckets And Pads

USDA Classifications

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates meat and poultry establishments and issues lists of compounds approved for use in areas that are federally inspected. Products authorized by the USDA for use in plants operating under the federal meat and poultry program are classified according to where or how they may be used. The following summarizes brief definitions of USDA classifications.

A1: For use as general cleaning agents on all surfaces, or for use with steam or mechanical cleaning devices in all departments.

A4: Floor and wall cleaners for all departments.

A6: Scouring cleaners.

A7: Metal cleaners and polishers for non-food contact surfaces.

A8: Degreasers or carbon removers for food cooking or smoking equipment, utensils or other associated surfaces. No food contact.

B1: For laundering fabrics that come into contact with meat or poultry products, directly or indirectly.

C1: For use on all surfaces in processing areas for inedible products, non-processing areas, and/or exterior areas.

C2: Compounds for use in toilets and/or dressing areas.

D1: Antimicrobial agents always requiring a rinse.

D2: Sanitizers for all surfaces, not always requiring a rinse.

E2: Hand washing and sanitizing compounds.

E4: Hand creams, lotions, and cleaners. Use is limited to toilet and dressing rooms.

F1: Non-residual pesticides. for use in all departments.

F2: Residual pesticides. For use in inedible product areas only.

G7: Compounds for treating boilers, steam lines, and/or cooling systems where neither treated water nor the steam produced may contact edible products. This does not include compounds added to water used to cook and cool containers of meat and 
poultry products.

H1: Lubricants with incidental food contact.

H2: Lubricant, release agent, or anti-rust film on equipment and machine parts in locations in which there is no possibility ofh the lubricant or lubricated part contacting edible products.

K1: Cleaning and/or degreasing solvents for use in nonprocessing areas.

K2: Solvents for cleaning electronic instruments.

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

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

P1: Compounds chemically acceptable as a coating for application to structural surfaces.