Antimicrobial Hatchery Consumables From Pas Reform and Microban®
Pas Reform is the leading supplier of integrated hatchery solutions. A subsidiary of Hydratec Industries NV, the company has been operating for more than 100 years and helps facilitate over 10 billion chick hatches every year.
Addressing Cross-Contamination Issues in Hatchery Consumables
Optimizing a hatchery’s hygiene status is fundamental to good incubation. Bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes, leaving surfaces exposed to staining, odors, and premature degradation. While disinfection is effective in the short term, it will not prevent the re-growth of microorganisms once the surface dries and the disinfectant has evaporated.
Well-established as a leading innovator of incubation technologies, Pas Reform incorporates Microban® antibacterial protection into the polymer material of its setter trays, hatcher baskets, and hatchery consumable products. The technology delivers a unique and highly effective means of combating cross-contamination in modern hatcheries. Contact with the Microban® treated polymer fatally disrupts the biological functions of bacteria and provides continuous surface protection between wash cycles.
Laboratory tests have shown that Pas Reform hatchery consumables treated with Microban® technology are effective against the growth of Salmonella, E. coli, and S. aureus.
“Pas Reform’s use of Microban technology represents an important development in minimising contamination by bacteria and pathogens in hatcheries”, explains Gerd de Lange, Senior Poultry Specialist of Pas Reform. “Millions of hatching eggs are transferred every day, between breeder farms and hatcheries. From the hatchery, day-old chicks are then transferred in their millions, to multiple points of delivery in the poultry chain. The constant flow of eggs and chicks in hatcheries can, without proper hygiene practices, increase the potential for cross contamination and bacteria transfer during transportation. Improving the hygiene throughout this process is an absolute priority” explains Mr de Lange.
For more information about Pas Reform antimicrobial hatchery consumables, contact Microban® today.