Only use products and cleaners that they are approved by your local health authority. Always follow regulations stated by your local health services.
When to wash, rinse, and sanitize bottles and caps:
- Before each use.
- After each use.
- Any time contamination occurs or is suspected.
Wash, rinse, and sanitize bottles and caps in adherence to local health regulations. We recommend the following procedure:
- Wash bottles and caps with detergent solution.
- Rinse bottles and caps with clean water.
- Sanitize bottles and caps using a sanitizing solution mixed at a concentration specified on the manufacturer’s label.
- Place wet items in a manner to allow proper air drying.
If a 3-compartment sink is used, setup and use the sink in the following manner:
- In the first compartment, wash with a clean detergent solution at or above 110° F or at the temperature specified by the detergent manufacturer.
- In the second compartment, rinse with clean water.
- In the third compartment, sanitize with a sanitizing solution mixed at a concentration and contact time specified on the manufacturer’s label or by immersing in hot water at or above 171° F for 30 seconds.
- Test the chemical sanitizer concentration by using an appropriate test kit.
If a dish washing machine is used (For bottles only):
- Ensure you have a high temp dishwasher that operates in the range from 165°F (73.9°C) to 180°F (82.2°C).
- Refer to the information on the data plate of your machine for determining wash, rinse, and sanitizing (final) rinse temperatures; sanitizing solution concentrations; and water pressures, if applicable.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions for use.
IMPORTANT: We recommend hand washing caps or they could warp if put in the dishwasher at high temps.