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BAM R18: Disinfectants

January 2001

(for preparation of canned foods for microbiological analysis)

1. Alcoholic solution of iodine

Potassium iodide10 g
Iodine10 g
Ethanol (70%)500 ml

2. Sodium hypochlorite solution*

Sodium hypochlorite5.0-5.25 g
Distilled water100 ml

*Laundry bleach, which is 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), may be used.

Original Source: Bacteriological Analytical Manual, 8th Edition, Revision A, 1998.