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Sterilex Ultra Step Patented

Thursday, August 2, 2018Patent Granted for Sterilex Ultra Step

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Sterilex a patent for its surface treatment product, Sterilex Ultra Step. The patent, originally filled under patent application 20180105773, covers a unique method for surface treatment powder activation.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), regulates all antimicrobial product labels and any associated efficacy claims. The language and claims contained on each label must be supported with extensive scientific data that is submitted to EPA in the pesticide registration approval process.

Alex Josowitz, President of Sterilex

Thursday, July 5, 2018Sterilex Announces New President

On July 5th Sterilex announced the promotion of Alex Josowitz to the position of President.  As President, Alex will have responsibility for the organization’s operational functions and will play a key role in the company’s strategic direction. 

Periodic Equipment Cleaning Image

Although sanitation occurs on a regular basis, that alone may not be enough for difficult to disassemble or difficult to clean equipment and surfaces. Periodic, intensified cleaning can be used to address these challenges without adding steps to the daily sanitation program.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018Frozen doesn’t mean Listeria – Free

The food industry has been increasingly focused on a risk-based approach to food safety. Control of Listeria specifically, is always at the top of every list, as it poses the largest threat. “The pathogen’s recent influx in a variety of fresh, frozen and processed foods is reinforcing the importance of understanding how contamination occurs in processing plants.” (Mackin, 2018).

Whether dairy producers are raising their own calves, or contract raising for others, animal health is top priority. Healthy calves lead to lower veterinary and death loss expenses, and ensure that a viable replacement heifer is entering the herd.

The development and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signals a concerted effort to improve food safety in FDA inspected plants, and implement some of the same structure and oversight as seen in USDA inspected facilities.

This week the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Thursday, March 2, 2017Sterilex and FSMA Compliance

As of Sept 2016, FSMA, the Food Safety Modernization Act is in full effect. For food manufacturers, the implications of reaching compliance, are immense. One of the key components of compliance is the requirement for preventative controls. Although this is a broad topic, it can be summarized in three sections, Hazard Analysis, development of preventative controls, and finally management of the preventative control protocols that have been created

*Biofilm label claims approved for specific applications only. See product label for full label claims and usage instructions.
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