HUNTERSVILLE, NC - April 21, 2021 // Dr. Glenner Richards, Director of Microbiology and Analytical Chemistry at Microban International, has been featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Mercury Publications’ Western Food Processor magazine, offering expert insights on the integration of products treated with antimicrobial technology into the foodservice industry.
Western Food Processor is a magazine devoted to covering the issues driving today’s food and beverage industry. The publication is rooted in the mature, $25 billion market of food processors in Western Canada, and is circulated quarterly to food scientists, ingredient companies, packaging companies and other key players. Regular topics include safety, packaging innovations, manufacturing trends and industry news.
Western Food Processor’s Spring 2021 issue features content on the safety problem faced by many food processors: biofilms. The formation of biofilms is a process whereby microorganisms irreversibly grow on a surface, compromising product safety. To stay compliant with Health Canada regulations, many food processors turn to the use of antimicrobial agents across their plants.
Dr. Glenner Richards provides expertise on how the integration of foodservice equipment manufactured with built-in antimicrobial technology is an ideal solution in the effort to keep microbes at bay. Click here to read the full article.
Dr. Richards notes that the importance of cleanliness in the foodservice industry cannot be over-emphasized, particularly with ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. Food contact surfaces, even when regularly washed and appearing visibly clean, can still harbor a load of microbes and food residues unseen with the naked eye.
Microban® built-in antimicrobial technologies are suitable for almost any food-contact surface, including utensils, equipment and dinnerware, to provide a safe and effective lifetime of product protection. Our portfolio of additives includes are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States and notified with the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) in Europe, approved for direct food contact.