Sanitizing imported PET Bottles


#1

Hi, amazing forum–thanks to all involved. I would like to know the best way to sanitize (if necessary) new PET bottles imported from China. We are a juice startup in the Middle East. I have looked all over for simple guidelines, but have have not come up with anything–and if the process would be the same for glass bottles. THANKS!


#2

It is similar to glass in which you want to wash, rinse and sanitize. However for plastic, you want to avoid really high heat. I use a three compartment sink and for the sanitize step I fill up the sink at the proper recommend concentration and let the soak then air-dry with bottles face down so they can drain and dry properly.


#3

thanks very much! is there a particular material or sanitizing solution that works best for this? and would an industrial dishwasher be suitable, provided the water and process was not too hot?


#4

Any approved sanitizer will work, Like with everything else I like the ECOsan from ECOlab. I would probably stay away from a dishwasher for plastic. Just so you have more control on the temp.


#5

f a n t a s t i c .

thanks again!