These classifications were formerly approved by the United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) which regulates meat and poultry establishments; these classifications are now issued by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), follow the same guidelinesand have the same classification codes as the USDA. Products authorized by the NSF/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 NSF/USDA classifications that are associated with janitorial cleaning supplies from Cyberclean Inc. Employees who handle edible products may use compoundsonly when leaving the plant.
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 olishes for nonfood 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, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior surfaces.
C2- For use in toilets and/or dresssing areas.
D1- Antimicrobial agents, always requiring a rinse.
D2- Sanitizers for all surfaces, not always requiring a rinse.
E2- Handwashing and sanitizing compounds.
E4- Hand creams, lotions, and cleaners. Use is limited to toilet and dressing rooms.
F1- Noresidual pesticides. For use in all departments.
F2- Residual pesticides. For use in edible product areas only.
G7- Compounds for treating boilers, steam lines, and/or cooling systems where niether 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 antirust film on equipment and machine parts in locations in which there is no possibility of the lubricant or lubricated part contacting edible products.
K1- Cleaning and/or degreasing solvents for use in nonprocessing areas.
K2- Solvents for cleaning electrostatic instruments.
L1- Compounds for use in sewage and/or drain lines.
L2- Enzymatic compounds for use in sewage and/or drain lines.
P1- Micellaneous. See individual letter for specific authorized uses.