New sanitiser to boost food hygiene standards

A new water-based surface and utensil sanitiser offers UK food and drink processors an effective, safe, low cost and environmentally friendly means of maintaining hygiene standards, according to its manufacturer Radical.

The Radical Water System uses naturally occurring biocides, generated by oxidation, to combat the harmful micro-organisms that can cause salmonella, listeria, e-coli and other common food hygiene related illnesses, says the company. Known as Steritroxing, the process is effective against bacteria, viruses, yeasts and moulds, and works by running an electric current through water to create unstable molecules of oxygen. Since the system kills by collision, the micro-organisms cannot develop a resistance, which can be a risk with chemical-based sanitisers such as chlorine, says the company.

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