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How to Clean Butcher Blocks & Meat Prep

Q: What is the best way to clean cutting boards and butcher blocks exposed to raw or cooked proteins?

A: The key is to use Tergazyme® Enzyme-Active Powdered Detergent. Add 2 cups of detergent to a basin of a 3-compartment commercial sink filled with warm water. For effective cleaning only use warm water, NOT hot water (do not exceed 130 deg F temperatures), to avoid having the hot water degrade the enzyme. Tergazyme solution should be made fresh daily.  A 1% Tergazyme solution is designed to give good reliable cleaning performance for 8 hours at 120 deg F.

  1. Soak items in the Tergazyme solution for a minimum of 20 minutes. Soak longer for heavier soils.
  2. Scrub any remaining tough spots.
  3. Rinse thoroughly with tap water.
  4. Dry thoroughly.
Published: October 19, 2022
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