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Food Processing

Pathogenic and spoilage organisms may be present in and on foods, but only a few of these are a serious health concern because of their ability to cause human illness. The most frequent or serious causes of food borne bacterial infections include viruses, notably noroviruses and hepatitis A, parasites such as Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora, molds such as Aspergillus spp., and bacteria such as Salmonella Enterica., E. coli O157:H7, Clostridium botulinum, and Listeria monocytogenes.

Food safety is ensured largely, but not exclusively, by controlling the presence and growth of pathogenic organisms in and on foods. Numerous cleaning compounds and processes have been developed to remove and destroy bacteria, viruses, and parasites from equipment and surfaces in food processing plants and from fresh produce and animal carcasses. It is a significant challenge to maintain a clean environment in food processing plants. Antimicrobial compounds are used to eliminate or limit the growth of pathogens in foods, but these are typically costly toxic chemicals.

Ultra-Lyte® is revolutionizing cleaning, sanitization and disinfection solutions for the food industry by providing a safe and ‘Green’ solution to help protect the nation’s food supply.

Independent studies have discovered the following benefits of Ultra-Lyte® when used in food processing:

  • Absolute and effective control of target bacteria
  • Direct contact or clean in place (CIP) applications
  • Toxic-free environment for employees, risk mitigation
  • Cost effective
  • Safer supply chain for consumers

Ultra-Lyte® is non-toxic, inexpensive to produce, and can be used in multiple applications due to its various inherent sanitizing characteristics. Food retailers can use it to wash incoming products, sanitize equipment, prevent cross-contamination and keep their facilities clean. It can be used in food storage facilities in fogging systems to kill airborne pathogens or for the manufacturing of packaging ice used for example in the fish industry. Food processors can use it for cleansing processing equipment, eliminating biofilm from piping systems, and disinfecting surfaces and facilities. Food preparation facilities can use Ultra-Lyte® to sanitize equipment and food prep areas to reduce the possibility of causing or spreading food borne illness.