Microbes can thrive on all surfaces, and this is a huge issue for anyone in the food and beverage industry. Without very sound housekeeping practices, cleaning equipment can easily pick up contamination, allow it grow, and then spread it elsewhere as it is used. So it is perfectly possible for microbes to reproduce on, and be spread by, the cleaning equipment that is meant to be preventing contamination in the first place.
Cross contamination is a major cause of health risks within the food & beverage industry. It can start at the cleaning stage where bacteria are transferred onto the product from the cleaning surface.
Our antimicrobial product range addresses both bacterial contamination and cross contamination. All the plastic parts, including brush fibers and resins, used in our antimicrobial cleaning program contain an FDA approved silver based additive from Biomaster. This additive decisively interferes with the ability of bacteria, molds and fungi to reproduce, and used together with standard good housekeeping practices radically reduces or eliminates the chances of microbial contamination and odor.
The cleaning qualities and durability of our antimicrobial products are as exceptional as in our standard products, and their antimicrobial characteristics are not affected by time or abrasion. Testing according to ISO 22196:2011 methodology has shown that microbial population growth is cut by up to 99.9% compared with control samples.
The products, including brushes, squeegees, dustpans, scoops and buckets, are available in six colors, to help you with departmental segregation, or with keeping different types of food apart.