Antimicrobial treatments are a key component in conducting a hygiene plan for your business to comply with NZ food safety standards; whether that’s running a bakery, winery, or dairy factory.
Bacteria can run rampant in all kinds of food manufacturing plants, which has detrimental effects on your business, your employees, and your consumers.
Regular sanitization is crucial, and an antimicrobial treatment could save you and your business from dealing with costly repercussions further down the line.
What is an antimicrobial treatment?
An antimicrobial treatment is an application of specialised chemicals used to remove or suppress the growth of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and progressive infectious diseases on a range of surfaces including biofilm. The types of microorganisms, bacteria, and fungi that require antimicrobial treatments can’t be seen with the human eye.
Bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms form biofilms, a collective of one or more microorganisms that can grow on many different surfaces, including underground, above ground, and even in water. Therefore, a speciality of chemicals as in an antimicrobial treatment is needed to kill and remove them.
New Zealand has specific regulations and codes of practice for any business in the food manufacturing industry and the application of antimicrobial treatments plays a vital role in any hygiene plan.
How do Antimicrobial treatments help with food safety audits
Food and safety audits can be stressful, but if you already have a consistent food and safety cleaning process in place that includes an antimicrobial treatment, then you are already one step ahead.
There is no getting around food safety auditing, so it is also important that each food processing plant has a process in place that ensures consistent and regular professional cleaning. This is where our antimicrobial treatments are significantly beneficial.
Regular antimicrobial treatments mean regular elimination of bacteria and full-scale sanitization of your processing plant.
When it comes time for your food safety audit, you can be confident that potential bacteria growth will not be an issue.
Antimicrobial treatments help prevent viruses
An antimicrobial treatment will help prevent the spread of viruses and in particular Covid-19.
When someone with Covid-19 sneezes or coughs, respiratory droplets are released into the air and fall nearby on any surrounding surfaces. The virus can stay on these surfaces for hours and up to days, putting your staff and visitors at risk of being infected.
By making an antimicrobial treatment a part of your cleaning plan, not only will your premises benefit but also the people you work with.
Sanitising prevents bacterial contamination
We have several options for antimicrobial treatments and what we choose is based on a number of determining factors within your plant. Sanitisers are the most common anti-microbial treatments used.
Sanitisers can be applied to all surfaces to kill bacteria that could threaten your entire production. These sanitisers disinfect surfaces, removing any breeding grounds for bacteria. With the ability to multiply at a very high rate, it’s extremely important to stop bacteria from creating biofilms where they can colonise.
Killing bacteria is what we want, and an antimicrobial treatment will do just that!
A safer work environment
All food manufacturing plants should undergo antimicrobial treatments to prevent the spread of viruses like Covid-19 and contaminations that pose a serious risk to consumer health.
Listeria, salmonella, E. coli, and many more harmful bacteria are removed during antimicrobial treatment. Simply removing harmful bacteria removes the risks for you and your employees. It also creates a safe working environment where everyone is protected.
Antimicrobial treatments are what we specialise in
Antimicrobial treatments are what we do best!
We remove hazardous and nasty bacteria from your business, so you don’t have to make it yours.
Most harmful issues cannot be seen with the naked eye, it’s almost impossible to have peace of mind that your business is hygienically clean and safe without the help of a team of food safety cleaning professionals.
We understand the needs of our clients and that every job is unique. We always assess the space before we come up with a plan on how best to treat it.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.
Prevent issues from arising in your food processing plant and schedule routine antimicrobial treatments. The process is easy and it’ll give you the confidence you need to focus on what matters most…your business.