1.5L pump-up spray unit
COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) has taken over the world-wide conversation. While there is currently no evidence that the virus represents a food safety or animal welfare threat, animal producers and food industry companies such as manufacturers, foodservice operators, retail stores and animal producers are taking necessary steps to protect their facilities and employee health.
Implementing a robust disinfection program for both production and common areas such as the breakroom, restroom or offices, will provide another layer of protection to help safeguard essential workers and reduce cross contamination
Please refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ for additional information on the outbreak.
For more information on how to disinfect common areas, please click here.
For information on how to disinfect large production areas, please click here.
Use an approved disinfectant.
Refer to EPA List N for a comprehensive list of disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2. This list identifies all products that meet EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen criteria for SARS-CoV-2 and includes Sterilex Ultra Disinfectant Cleaner Solution 1 and Sterilex Ultra Step. Refer to the directions for use section of this page for information on how to disinfect with Sterilex.
Enforce personal hygiene standards.
Ensuring proper handwashing and employee hygiene is a critical step in preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2. For tips on proper handwashing, view the CDC handwashing page.
For use in offices, lunchrooms, locker rooms or other areas where employees congregate.
Note: All stock solutions must be used within 8 hours. Pour any excess stock solution down a sanitary drain. For application on hard, non-porous surfaces only. Directions for use are consistent with those for Feline calicivirus. See product label for details.
For food manufacturing and other large facilities
Note: For application on hard, non-porous surfaces only. Directions for use are consistent with those for Feline calicivirus. See product label for details.
Portable spray units used to apply the stock solution must leave the surface visibly wet. We recommend Foam-It equipment. Two options are featured here, but sizes up to 50 gallons are available at www.foamit.com.
1.5L pump-up spray unit
5L pump-up spray unit
While most portable foaming units will work, we recommend Foam-It equipment. The units featured here will provide ease of use, but sizes up to 50 gallons available at www.foamit.com.
1.5L foam unit
5L pump-up foam unit
For large scale foaming applications. We recommend the EZBlend® Foam Unit, which provides for additional ease of use.
5 gallon mixing buckets are available at most hardware stores, or online via Amazon or Grainger. When selecting a unit, we highly recommend using a graduated bucket that will allow for easy measurement.
The claims made above are a result of the EPA Emerging Viral Pathogen Policy. EPA published guidance in 2016 outlining a pathway for EPA registrants to make claims against emerging viral pathogens that are not included on the EPA-registered label. This policy is intended to provide companies with an avenue to make claims against pathogens of major public health concern that cannot reasonably be added to a product label in a timely manner. Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) currently falls under this pathway. In order to make these claims, companies must complete a 2-stage process.
The current policy lists three viral subgroups, organized in a hierarchy. Demonstrated efficacy against viral pathogens in a higher class would imply efficacy against pathogens in a lower class.
Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) falls under the enveloped virus category of pathogens. In order for disinfectants to make claims against emerging enveloped viruses, they must have demonstrated efficacy against at least one large or one small non-enveloped virus. Both Sterilex products have demonstrated efficacy against Feline calicivirus — a small, non-enveloped virus — implying efficacy over an enveloped virus such as Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
You can read the full emerging viral pathogen guidance on the EPA Website.