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Are Biofilms Costing Your Operation?

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Four Ways Biofilm Impacts Operational Efficiency Biofilm is a major concern to the food industry. Its invisibility and therefore lack of easy detection on food and non-food contact surfaces often leaves food processors uncertain over its presence or absence — especially when an unexpected microbial problem strikes an operation. Addressing microbial positives can be one […]

10 Places to Find Biofilm In Pork Plants

Improving Food Safety in Pork Processing Protecting human health, minimizing food loss and food waste, and reducing equipment damage are top priorities for all food manufacturers, but protein processors face the most challenges when it comes to eliminating pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria. A variety of factors such as incoming pathogen loads […]

Environmental Contamination in Food Facilities

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It’s the Law — You Can’t Produce Food in a Dirty Plant There is an entire page of the federal food code dedicated to what FDA defines as an “adulterated food,” i.e. a food that can make people sick. Most of the sections and subsections deal with additives (or lack of proper additives) to the […]

National Ice Cream Month Dairy Sanitation Tips

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We celebrated National Ice Cream Month in July 2021, and each week we introduced a Sterilex team member on social media, asked our followers to guess their favorite (or least favorite) flavor of ice cream and shared a dairy sanitation tip. We didn’t want you to miss out on the fun, so we created a […]

Controlling Biofilm
In Food Plants

5 Ways to Manage Biofilm in Food Processing Environments Biofilm is a persistent threat in food processing environments. It is the root cause of 60% of foodborne disease outbreaks. Managing biofilm is a key part of any good food safety plan. Fully removing biofilm from surfaces—not just killing the organisms within the biofilm—is the best […]

Biofilm Basics: Seeding Dispersal and System Seeding

In most processing and environmental facilities, biofilm lurks as a hidden menace hiding in areas that are tough to reach and harboring dangerous pathogens that can be a cross-contamination risk. If we look deeper into the life cycle of the bacteria within a biofilm, we find another layer of hidden peril, seeding dispersal. In our […]