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Part FROM A CROSBY BAKER NEWSLETTER B-Brite and C Brite

B-Brite: The best All-Around Cleanser in your Home!

Instructions on the B-Brite container:

Dissolve one tablespoon of B-Brite per gallon of warm water. Wash equipment with B-Brite solution and then rinse with clear, cold water. Cleans with active oxygen. Does not contain chlorine or bisulfite. Effectively removes beer-stone and other fermentation residues.

CAUTION: Avoid contact with eyes. For eye contact, immediately flush with copious amounts of water. Remove contact lenses if applicable and continue flushing for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention. If swallowed, drink large quantities of water. Do not induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call physician.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN
Ingredients: sodium Percarbonate (CAS#15630-89-4), Sodium Carbonate (CAS#497-19-8), Silicic Acid, Sodium salt (CAS#1344-09-8)

In the midst of all our study of cleansers, we learned a lot! It turns out that B-Brite, made with Activated Oxygen Per carbonate, is a truly great cleanser! As such, it can be used throughout your home, and can replace many products your customers are likely paying more for!   It will be fine for all your metal and food containers.

Our producer feels that B-Brite, using Activated Oxygen Percarbonate, is likely even better than the Oxy-Clean product advertised all over on TV (it’s at least as good, and if Oxy-Clean isn’t using an Activated product, then B-Brite is the better product)! 

Try B-Brite for cleansing needs all over the house! It even works great in dishwashers and clothes washing machines! Plus all-round use in bathrooms and other areas. Try it, you’ll like it! With all these great uses, you might want to put in some of our larger sizes, beyond the 8 ounce tubs.

 

C-Brite

Instruction on the C-Brit packet: CLEANSING: Clean object to be sanitized with 1-2 packets C-Brite (0.8 ounce packet) in 2 gallons of warm water and rinse well with potable water. It may be necessary to remove beer stool, gross filth and heavy soil from the surface by a pre-scrape, pre-flush and where necessary a pre-soak treatment.

SANITIZATION: No-rinse effective sanitization requires a solution of 100 ppm available chlorine. This will be achieved by dissolving the contents of an 0.8 ounce packet of C-Brite in 2 gallons of warm water. Thoroughly wet all surfaces to be sanitized. Let stand at least one minute. Drain and AIR DRY.

Ingredients: C-Brite is an active chlorine based preparation. Sodium Dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate 6%, inert ingredients 94%. Provides 3.3% available chlorine

FIRST AID FOR C-BRITE:

If in eyes: *Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. *Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. * Call poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
If swallowed *Call poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. *Have a person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. *Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor. *Do not give mouth to mouth to an unconscious person.
If on skin or clothing: *Take off contaminated clothing. *Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.
If inhaled: *Move person to fresh air.
If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably mouth to mouth if possible. *Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice. Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Note to Physician: Probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage.

Packaging Change 

Many of you have noticed the recent change in the C-Brite packaging. Please rest assured it’s exactly the same fine product it’s always been. The formulation hasn’t changed at all. 

The packaging story is a bit complicated. The formulation of our (Crosby and Baker, now BSG) C-Brite is a federally approved sanitizer and for years we thought that was enough. As we learned last year with our difficulties in one State, it turns out that sanitizers must be registered on a State-by-State basis, at a cost of up to $300 per State, per year. This neither we nor our producer is willing to do. It’s expensive and it’s a paperwork nightmare. Accordingly, we have had to take the product and sell it as a cleanser instead, just like we did with B-Brite years ago. 

The second part of the story is where it gets even more complicated. Turns out sanitizers can be ‘no-rinse’ when used in the proper concentrations, which is how we labeled C-Brite in the past. Unfortunately, no cleansers are permitted to be labeled ‘no-rinse’. So, when we (Crosby and Baker) changed the packaging on C-Brite from ‘sanitizer’ to ‘cleanser’, even though we did not change the formulation at all, we cannot call C-Brite ‘no-rinse’ if we call it a cleanser. 

So there it is: Same great product, same formula, and it will work just like it always did. Please reassure your customers that nothing has changed but the packaging. It’s just that we can no longer make the same claims. As we said, the formula happens to be a US EPA approved sanitizer, but we can’t sell it that way without registering it in every State. 

On the positive side, we hope you’ll like the new plastic packs. They will keep the product fresher, and the packages are nice & shiny, and, we think, more attractive. 

 

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