TORONTO, ON – /XTALKS/ Microban International will be presenting "Utilizing Built-In Antimicrobial Technology to Support Surface Hygiene and Cleanliness in Food Processing Environments" in an upcoming webinar hosted by Xtalks. In the free webinar, Microban's Dr. Glenner Richards and Tara Conley will discuss the factors that impact hygiene in a food processing environment and how to implement a systems based approach to address microbial contamination. Richards and Conley will also cover how antimicrobial technologies are integrated into a variety of materials to support cleaner food processing environments, and how they can address product design flaws, sustainability issues and changing food safety regulations.
To achieve clean surfaces and environments during food processing, the adoption of a systems-based approach that includes food contact and non-food contact surfaces is critical. However, there are some circumstances where it is challenging to maintain microbiologically clean surfaces due to continuous exposure to contaminating elements and/or limited physical access. Integration of antimicrobial surfaces can support a wider approach to hygiene.
Built-in antimicrobial technologies have been shown to provide durable and complementary surface protection against bacteria, mold and mildew growth. These formulations become a permanent feature of a product, enabling manufacturing facilities to maintain hygienically cleaner food processing environments and working to support regular cleaning protocols.
Dr. Glenner Richards, Director of Microbiology & Analytical Chemistry Laboratories; and Tara Conley, Director of Regulatory Affairs, will discuss hygiene considerations for food processing environments and how the utilization of antimicrobial surfaces and equipment can enhance existing hygiene protocols. Richards and Conley will also cover methods for testing antimicrobial performance, global regulatory considerations and common food-contact applications.
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ABOUT MICROBAN INTERNATIONAL
Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban International is home to the most trusted and well-known global brands in the antimicrobial, odor control, and sanitization / disinfection markets – Microban® and Ultra-Fresh®. Our organization has experienced over 100 collective years of growth and has revolutionized the industry. As the global leader, our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban International drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high-quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today, the Microban and Ultra-Fresh brands and our technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.