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COVID-19 Information from the INTEGRA Program Team at Anderson Chemical.
We are now well over a year into the COVID-19 Pandemic. While we have learned a lot about this specific coronavirus, COVID-19, how it is spread and ways to slow the spread, there is still much to learn. The scientific community is learning more and more each day. Anderson Chemical continues to study cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and its impact on the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 virus. We are using information from the CDC, Federal, State and Local health authorities and the scientists in both the industry and acidemia, our internal experts and industry resources to formulate our recommendations as it relates to COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. At this point, there has not been enough research completed to make “absolute statements” as it relates to COVID-19. We continue to navigate the research and make adjustments when new scientific data becomes available. In the information below we will site the CDC and several links included below go directly to the CDC Web Site as they are the best expert when it comes to COVID-19!
It is important that we all work together to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide time for the vaccines that have been developed to work. For that reason, we recommend always following the CDC guidance.
Information about the virus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), Symptoms, Testing, Reducing the spread of COVID-19 can best be address by the CDC. For specific information about the virus, please visit the CDC’s website by using the following link. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Spreading the COVID-19 Virus:
Based on CDC published information, COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close personal contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other, in the air by coughing or sneezing, touching surfaces or objects with the virus on it and then touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands are the predominate ways the virus is passed.
Proper Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting is essential in reducing the spread of COVID-19
- Proper cleaning of surfaces
- Sanitizing and/or Disinfecting of surfaces
- Cleaning and Sanitization frequency
- Hand Washing, Hand Sanitizing and over all good hand hygiene practices
The CDC web site says: Cleaning with soap and water or a detergent removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It lowers the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting with a disinfectant on List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) kills germs on the surface. By disinfecting or killing germs on a surface after cleaning the surface, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. For more information review cleaning and disinfection recommendations for facilities and homes.
What it means to be on the “EPA List N”
The Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, has scientists, business operators and consumers alike seeking a response to the pandemic. In the midst of lots of misinformation about COVID-19, the EPA‘s “List N“ has emerged as the resource for selecting products to fight SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. The products on the EPA List N have been studied by the EPA for fighting this virus and comply with the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogens policies. The INTEGRA Program’s goal is to aid in the efforts to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and focus on the health and safety of our community. The INTEGRA Program has products that meet the EPA’s requirements and are part of the EPA’s List N. These products are available as part of The INTEGRA Program.
- DEFEND Quaternary Cleaner/Disinfectant, Registration No. 1839-95-150 / EPA List N
- SANI QUIK Quaternary Cleaner, Sanitizer, Disinfectant & Virucide EPA Registration No. 10324-166-150 / EPA List N
- BARRIER II No Rinse Quat Sanitizer, EPA Registration No. 1839-86-150 / EPA List N
- Q FORCE 256, Cleaner & Disinfectant, EPA Registration No. 10324-141-150 / EPA List N
Hand Soaps & Sanitizers are Regulated by the FDA and are not a part of the EPA’s List N. The hand Soaps & Sanitizers from the INTEGRA program are listed below.
We encourage anyone interested in learning more about how to fight this pandemic to refer to EPA List N to become better informed on all your product options. EPA List N
Cleaning practices are needed to maintain a healthy environment.
- Every day and throughout the day
- Cleaning & Sanitization Keys
- Products that are effective
- Cleaning frequency
- Proper cleaning procedures and techniques
Products & Efficacy
Surfaces must be Clean before they can be Sanitized or Disinfected
Dirty or potentially contaminated surfaces need to be cleaned on appropriate schedules using chemical and processes designed for both the surface and type of soil.
If a micro level kill step is needed, you will need to determine to what micro level potential pathogens and micro level reduction is needed. Remember, microorganisms are not all bad. Killing good bacteria allows bad bacteria once introduced to potentially grow more rapidly without competition.
Surfaces can be:
*Each level kills microorganism both a wider verity and higher percentage of microorganisms.
Surfaces frequently touched by multiple people, such as door handles, bathroom surfaces, and handrails, should be cleaned and disinfected using a cleaner designed to clean that surface and the proper List N Disinfectant.
- The INTEGRA Program offers full line of cleaners, as well as disinfectants that are on the List N Disinfectants
More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be needed based on use. For example, certain surfaces and objects in public spaces such as shopping cart handles, and point of sale keypads, should be cleaned and disinfected before each use.
- The INTEGRA Program offers Master Cleaning Schedules, Check Lists and over 200 specific Cleaning Procedures that outline products needed, directions on how to clean and recommended cleaning interval. These are available once logged in as a member to this website.
The INTEGRA Program offers products that both clean and are effective in killing a broad spectrum of viruses. INTEGRA provides the products you need along with the confidence of knowing that you are effectively cleaning and disinfecting. We help you keep your facility safe. You can learn more about our wide range of EPA registered products, including those on EPA List N: disinfectants for use against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by clicking on the link below.
CDC COVID-19 Cleaning & Disinfection FAQs
Proper Cleaning Procedures and Techniques
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting
At INTEGRA, we can help you with a plan for both what needs to be cleaned, as well as how to clean it and how often. These are tailored to your operation.
It is not realistic that all surfaces be sanitized or disinfected.
- CDC does not recommend disinfection of sidewalks, roads, or most other outdoor spaces. Spraying disinfectant on sidewalks, roads, and other outdoor spaces is not an efficient use of disinfectant supplies and has not been proven to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to the public.
- Some surfaces have the potential to be “microorganism spreaders” because of their environment and use.
INTEGRA Program Sanitizers & Disinfectants
The following INTEGRA program products are included on the EPA's List N, which includes products that meet EPA's criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
Quaternary Cleaner/Disinfectant, Registration No. 1839-95-150 / EPA List N
DEFEND is a phosphate-free institutional cleaner, disinfectant and viricide. Designed to provide effective cleaning, deodorizing, and disinfection in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and restaurants. Proven to be effective against HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Herpes Simplex Type 1 and Human Coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, when a 2 oz./gal. of water solution is applied to a previously cleaned surface and allowed a 10-minute contact time.
|PHK6200||DEFEND, Quaternary Cleaner/Disinfectant||DOSE 4/640z|
DEFEND Spec Sheet
DEFEND Disinfectant Wall Chart
Cleaner, Sanitizer, Disinfectant & Virucide EPA Registration No. 10324-166-150 / EPA List N
SANI QUIK is a no rinse quaternary sanitizer which can be safely used on all washable surfaces and is approved as a final sanitizing rinse for food equipment surfaces. SANI QUIK has also demonstrated effectiveness as a disinfectant for use against viruses similar to 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, this product can be used against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, when used in accordance with the directions for disinfecting. Review product label for other viral kill claims.
|PHK6750||SANI QUIK, Cleaner, Sanitizer, Disinfectant & Virucide||DOSE 4/64oz|
|PHK6752||SANI QUIK, Cleaner, Sanitizer, Disinfectant & Virucide||SURFLEX 2/1G|
SANI QUIK Spec Sheet
SANI QUIK Wall Chart
No Rinse Quat Sanitizer, EPA Registration No. 1839-86-150 / EPA List N
BARRIER II is a no-rinse quaternary sanitizer/disinfectant which can be safely used as a final sanitizing rinse for all surfaces. Also designed for use in hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, schools where disinfection is of prime importance. BARRIER II, when used on environmental, inanimate, hard non-porous surfaces at 0.7 oz/gal of water for a 10 minute contact time exhibits effective viricidal activity against Influenza A2/Japan (representative of the common flu virus), Herpes Simplex Type 1 (causative agent of fever blisters), Adenovirus Type 5 (causative agent of upper respiratory infections), Vaccinia virus (representative of the pox virus group), Human Coronavirus (ATCC VR-740, Strain 229E), HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Human Coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
|PKI3580||BARRIER II, No Rinse Quat Sanitizer||INTEGRA 2/1G|
|PKI3581||BARRIER II, No Rinse Quat Sanitizer||INTEGRA 4/1G|
|PHK6930||BARRIER II, No Rinse Quat Sanitizer||DOSE 4/64oz|
|PKI1120||BARRIER II, No Rinse Quat Sanitizer||SURFLEX 2/1G|
|PKI1119||BARRIER II, No Rinse Quat Sanitizer||SURFLEX 4/1G|
BARRIER II Spec Sheet
BARRIER II Wall Chart
Q FORCE 256
Cleaner & Disinfectant, EPA Registration No. 10324-141-150 / EPA List N
Q FORCE 256 is a no-rinse, neutral pH, hospital grade disinfectant cleaner that works in one labor-saving step. Viricidal Performance: This product is effective against: Influenza A H3N2 virus, H5N1 virus. Kills Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus & HIV-1 bloodborne pathogens and human coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, when a 0.5 oz /gal of water solution is applied and allowed a 10-minute contact time.
|PHK1130||Q FORCE 256, Cleaner & Disinfectant||SURFLEX 4/1G|
Q FORCE 256 Spec Sheet
Hand Washing and Hand Hygiene
In general, proper hand washing is the single most important step in stopping the spread of any virus. A good program includes a quality hand soap form The INTEGRA Program INTEGRA Hand Care Program
Proper Hand Washing and Hand Hygiene
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
INTEGRA Program Hand Hygiene Products
Foaming Hand Soap
- A premium instant lathering hand soap
- Mild on hands
|PHK1131||CITRI-FOAM, Foaming Hand Soap||SURFLEX 4/1G|
CITRI-FOAM Spec Sheet
HPG FOAMING HAND SOAP
Foaming Hand Soap
- Formulated from the safest possible ingredients.
- Produces a rich lather that gently cleans skin.
- Safe on sensitive skin.
|PHK1150||HPG FOAMING HAND SOAP, Foaming Hand Soap||SURFLEX 4/1G|
HPG FOAMING HAND SOAP Spec Sheet
Two Product Cleaning Sanitizing and Disinfecting Systems
Housekeeping & Daily Cleaning
The INTEGRA Program offers 2 complete starter kits that include a cleaner and a sanitizer disinfectant that can help you clean and disinfect your facility
The DOSE 2 Product Housekeeping Starter Kit includes Natural DOSE and Sani Quick along with all of the dispensing equipment, spray bottles, wall charts and training aids needed to implement a cleaning and sanitization program in one box! Sani Quik is a unique 3 in 1 product that can be used as a light duty quat cleaner, and mixed to be a sanitizer or a disinfectant at slightly higher concentration. The Dispensing Equipment included in the starter kit is set up to dispenser at either level, so you can choose to dilute it as a sanitizer or as a disinfectant. We include labeling for the spray bottles in the kit so you can label properly.
|HOUSEKEEPING START KIT SANI QUIK & NATURAL DOSE - product, equipment, lit., labels||DOSE 4/64oz|
SANI QUIK Spec Sheet
NATURAL DOSE Spec Sheet
Housekeeping 2 Product Wall Chart
DOSE 2 Product Housekeeping Starter Kit Sell Sheet
Foodservice Starter Kit
The DOSE 2 Product Foodservice Starter Kit includes DEFY Heavy Duty Cleaner and SANI QUIK along with all of the dispensing equipment, spray bottles, wall charts and training aids needed to implement a cleaning and sanitization program in one box! SANI QUIK is a unique 3 in 1 product that can be used as a light duty quat cleaner, and mixed to be a sanitizer or a disinfectant at slightly higher concentration. The Dispensing Equipment included in the starter kit is set up to dispenser at either level, so you can choose to dilute it as a sanitizer or as a disinfectant. We include labeling for the spray bottles in the kit so you can label properly.
|PHK9022||FOODSERVICE STARTER KIT: SANI QUIK & DEFY: product, equipment, literature, labels||DOSE 4/64oz|
SANI QUIK Spec Sheet
DEFY Spec Sheet
Foodservice 2 Product Wall Chart
DOSE 2 Product Foodservice Starter Kit
During a pandemic, it is of the highest importance to reinforce best practices for cleaning and disinfection, emphasizing the right products, frequency and procedures. Regular cleaning staff can clean and disinfect facilities. Cleaning staff should be trained on appropriate use of cleaning and disinfection chemicals and provided with, and wear, masks and the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the chemicals used.
- The INTEGRA Program offers cleaning and sanitization training for employees as part of the INTEGRA Program.
Communication of “Clean and Safe” to our patrons:
COVID-19 has changed the world and our country. It has changed how we do business, now more than ever virtually vs. face to face. And it also has created a sense of uncertainty for many. The INTEGRA program can help you deliver and convey cleanliness and safety to consumers.
The INTEGRA Program Smart Start Program
- Provides assurance that the entire location, including restrooms, counters, tables and other surfaces are being properly cleaned using The INTEGRA Program Products
- Stickers placed on the front door, drive-thru windows, restrooms and other points where customers will notice.
- Table Tents are available for Tables and Counter tops.
- Program helps employees get ready and stay on top of the Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting needed to keep your establishment clean to a whole standard... The 2020 Standard!
- Implementing the INTEGRA SMART START program will give you the confidence to get ready and communicate that you have cleaned by design.
This industry relies on us and our competitors to manufacture the solutions that help prevent the spread of infection. The pandemic has put tremendous strain on the supply chains for many of the components of cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants across the world. We are very proud of our vendor partners and our ability to continue to provide cleaners, sanitizers, disinfectants and hand hygiene options without interruption. In 2021, we will not waiver from our commitment to deliver best in class cleaning and sanitization solutions as well as world class service to our consumers.
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