All ingredients on Canadian
DSL and USA TSCA lists
1. Product Identification
Not applicable to mixtures
Formula ID Codes:
2. Composition/Information on Ingredients
Wheat bran substrate
85 - 90
10 - 15
Viable bacterial cultures
Ingredients not precisely
identified are proprietary and/or non-hazardous per 29 CFR 1910-1200 and/or
represent less than 1%. All chemical ingredients appear on the EPA TSCA
3. Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview: The microorganisms used in this product
are BioSafety Class 1 microorganisms, as defined by the Centers for Disease
Control as unlikely to cause disease in healthy humans or animals. However,
persons with compromised immune systems should avoid contact with open wounds
and/or breathing dust or mist from manufacturing processes. These organisms
are susceptible to many commonly used antibiotics, and Alken-Murray is willing
to supply antibiotic sensitivity information to any doctor or import health
authority requesting it. Although bacterial cultures included in this product
were grown in a sterile aqueous medium containing a variety of nutrients,
including corn syrup solids, digests of soybean and/or skim milk, glucose
or other sugars, vegetable oils, including olive oil, yeast extract, mineral
salts, etc., the concentrations of these residual nutrients are believed
to be below those capable of causing more than slight allergic reacftion.
Potential Health Effects:
Signs and Symptoms of
Acute Overexposure: Eye,
Signs and Symptoms of
Chronic overexposure: Dermatitis
and skin sensitization
Medical Conditions Generally
Aggravated by Exposure:
Ingestion: No effect if ingested in small amounts.
Relative to other materials, a single dose of this product is rarely toxic
by ingestion. Irritation of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and stomach can
develop following ingestion.
4. First Aid Measures
Inhalation: Remove patient to fresh air
Ingestion: Give patient water or milk to drink to
dilute the product. Get medical advice..
Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and footwear.
Wash skin with soap and water. Wash clothing before reuse.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for
15 minutes. Get medical attention.
Note to Physician: If patient's immune system is compromised,
request antibiotic sensitivity chart from Alken-Murray Corporation by e-mail:
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Flash Point: NA
Flammability Limits: NA
Autoignition temp: NA
Fire Extinguishing Media:
Water spray, carbon
dioxide, dry chemical
Special Fire-Fighting Information:
Unusual Fire and Explosion
6. Accidental Release Measures
For small spills, flush to waste treatment
sewer (product is biodegradable). For large spills, contain and collect
for reuse. Wear approved respirator for nuisance dust during cleanup.
7. Handling and Storage
Store in cool dry place. Keep
container closed when not in use. We have now included an inner plastic
bag with twist tie seal, to help protect the product Avoid storage of product
above 110 F and keep from freezing. Keep out of direct sunlight. Activate
product according to label or product bulletin instructions.
8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection
Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
(NIOSH Approved): if
needed, use respirator to screen out nuisance dust
Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing
Eye Protection: Safety glasses if dust is raised
Other Control Measures:
in accordance with good hygiene practice. Avoid handling which would create
large amounts of dust.
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance and Color:
to brown powder.
Odor: Yeast-like odor
Solubility in Water:
Specific Gravity: NDA
Bulk density: Approximately 0.66-0.77 gm/cm3
% volatile by volume
@ 21C (70F): Nil
Boiling Point: NA
Melting Point: NA
Vapor Density (Air=1): NA
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NA
Evaporation Rate (Bu.
10. Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Product is stable.
Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
Incompatibility: Acids, alkalies, other toxic materials
may inactivate biological cultures.
Conditions to Avoid:
11. Toxicological Information
TECS: Bacterial cultures: 1004274VB / CAS 116469-86-4:
1012301CS/ CAS 7732-18-5: ZC0110000
LD50/LC50: Bacteria in this
product: Oral toxicity: Rats > LD50 = 5 grams/kg. Acute Inhalation:
10 rats survived for the entire 10 day test with exposure level of 9.2
mg/L. Intraperitoneal/intravenous administration: Not tested. We do not
recommend such exposure. Product with spores at 0.1% concentration in a
50% ethanol was considered a sensitizer in albino guinea pigs.
Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC,
NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA
12. Ecological Information
Environmental Fate: This product is not likely to bioconcentrate
and is unlikely to create any negative environmental impact, other than
a slight reduction in oxygen concentration at the site of release.
Environmental Toxicity: Product is safe for aquatic application.
The organisms in this formula were tested via Bio-Assay and no deaths occurred
to Mysidopsis bahiaTwo strains of culture in this formula solubilize bound
phosphates, encouraging algae growth.
13. Disposal Considerations
RCRA Hazard Class (if
unused product is not considered a hazardous waste, according to RCRA regulations
40 CFR 261. For proper disposal of used materials, an assessment must be
completed to determine the proper waste management options permissible under
applicable rules, regulations and/or laws governing client's location. Wash
containers down with water and disinfect with a 1% sodium hypochlorite solution
before disposal Then remove or deface product label to avoid confusion if
pail or drum is later refilled. Clean, empty containers should be recycled
or disposed of through an approved waste management facility.
14. Transportation Information
DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT
DOT Hazard Class: None
DOT Label: Class 60 (item 20400) "Bacteria, sewage
or industrial waste treating, in dry or liquid carrier, with or without
enzymes in bulk, bags, barrels or pails." Alken Clear-Flo 1000.
15. Regulatory Information
TSCA: (40CFR 710) All chemical ingredients
are listed on the TSCA 8(b) inventory. None of the ingredients are on the
Health and Safety Reporting List, are under Chemical Test rule, are listed
under TSCA Section 12B, or have a SNUR under TSCA
CERCLA Reportable Quantity: This product does NOT contain ingredients
that have Reportable Quantity (RQ) requirements under US 40 CFR 117.302
Clean Air Act: This formula does not contain any hazardous
air pollutants or ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act: None of the chemicals in this product
are listed as hazardous, toxic or priority pollutants.
STATE Regulations: None of the ingredients, can be found
on the following state right to know lists: California, Connecticut, Florida,
Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
or Rhode Island..
Not subject to California
Proposition 65 labeling requirements
..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: No
USDA: Alken Clear-Flo
composition requirements for use in sewage and/or drain lines of official
establishments operating under Federal meat, poultry, shell egg grading,
and egg products inspection programs, USDA class L2.
Canadian WHMIS Classification:
Canadian DSL: All ingredients comply with Canadian DSL
list. Product is authorized for sale in Canada.
Canada's Ingredient Disclosure
are not listed on the CIDL.This MSDS has been prepared according to the
hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS
contains all of the information required by the CPR.
IHT: 3002.90.5150 "Microbial
cultures for Animal Health/Probiotic Amendment"
16. Other Information
Reason for Revision: Routine review & revision
provides the information contained herein in good faith, in compliance with
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, but makes no representation
as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only
as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by
a properly trained person using this product. Alken-Murray warrants that
this product is of merchantable quality. The implied warranty of fitness
for a particular purpose is limited to the extent the products are used
for the purpose or uses described on the product's label or in any written
instructions or materials distributed to the buyer by Alken-Murray and is
hereby disclaimed should buyer use the products in a manner inconsistent
with this uses or purposes described therein. In no event shall Alken-Murray
be liable for any consequential, exemplary, or incidental damages incurred
by buyer even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.