Guide to Cleaning and Sanitising Agents

Gain an understanding of the cleaning and sanitising agents that can be used in a food business and how to use them safely with this handy fact sheet.

There are four main types of cleaning agents used in food businesses:

  • Detergents
  • Degreasers
  • Abrasives
  • Acids

And there are three types of sanitisers commonly used:

  • Chlorine
  • Iodine
  • Quaternary ammonium

Use this fact sheet to understand why, when, and how to use each of these cleaning and sanitising agents safely.

Click here to download the fact sheet.

This public health information was produced and distributed by the Australian Institute of Food Safety Foundation.