Industry public house has been ordered to stop using industrial cleaning products to clean the floors of industrial offices after the coronavirus outbreak.
Industry Public House was ordered to cease using the disinfectant after more than 30 coronaviruses were detected in its facilities, according to the order issued by the health ministry.
“The products are not the primary cause of the contamination in the buildings,” the order said.
The order came as the government was seeking to put out a public health emergency for industrial cleaning.
Criminologist Dr John McWhorter from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Forensic Medicine said it was important to know exactly what was being used in cleaning the building.
He said the government’s orders were being made because the cleaning supplies were not being used to clean up contamination.
It was unclear how much the products contained, he said.
“What we’re saying is they are not going to be used to replace the cleaning products that they were supposed to be replacing.”
He said it would be better to use other cleaning products such as bleach, water, vinegar or alcohol to clean.
Dr McWhiver said there was not enough evidence to link industrial cleaning to the outbreak, saying it was too early to say whether the contamination was spread from the supply chain.
As of Friday, there were no confirmed cases of coronaviral disease in Australia.
Mr Cripps said there had been no public-health response to the supply of the products and it was not a surprise.
“We’ve had reports from people, some people who’ve worked with it and some people whose families have worked with this, saying they’ve been really upset at it,” he said, adding that it was likely some people were concerned about contamination.
The company is a major buyer of cleaning supplies from the industry.
On Friday, it said it had notified the Victorian government of a coronavirochic incident at its facilities.
Victoria Health said in a statement it had received a report of a small amount of contamination from the product, which had been removed.
Vaccination against coronavrio is not mandatory and is not part of any workplace or health plan.