Time to Call It Quits on Quats?

Time to Call It Quits on Quats?

New environmental questions are emerging about a traditional foodservice sanitizing agent - quaternary ammonium compounds.

When Frank Miller, director of hospitality services at the University of Western Ontario, received a visit from a representative of the local wastewater treatment plant last fall, he soon had a lot of questions about the request the visitor had come to make.

“They wanted us to eliminate our use of quats [shorthand for quaternary am

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