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Mitigating Beer Line Cleaning Risks

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  • Mitigating Beer Line Cleaning Risks

    As social restrictions associated with COVID-19 are loosened and on-premise establishments begin to reopen, there is an elevated demand for line cleaning services to satisfy the quality expectations of beer lovers yearning for great tasting beer. This elevated demand has potential safety ramifications.

    Last week, a sales representative from a Brewers Association member brewery stopped by an account to do a quality check on their beer. They were unknowingly served a sample of caustic solution from a beer line being cleaned that led to burning their throat and esophagus, resulting in overnight hospitalization. Because of over-dilution, their ability to quickly realize what happened, and knowing how to react, their injuries were much less severe than they could have been.

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    The chemicals used in the line cleaning process must be handled with caution. Follow all necessary safety steps to mitigate the risk of exposure.
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