EHEC on sprouts, norovirus in lettuce, salmonella on meat products. Time and again, there are new headlines about foods that cause diseases. Is this just an occasional phenomenon? Not even close. In the United States, 48 million cases of food-borne diseases are recorded every year, almost 130,000 people are hospitalized, and 3,000 cases are deadly. These figures are from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and describe this omnipresent, underestimated risk.
The existing hygiene protocols for cleaning procedures and cycles in workplaces, storage rooms, tools or packaging do not appear to be sufficient. Obviously, the conditions for production, storage and transport have to be further optimized. Sanitized® antimicrobial hygiene function, applicable in plastic products, supports the entire supply chain of the food industry business from production, to stores, commercial kitchens and restaurants all the way to your home kitchen.