Biofilm Overview

Biofilm is the natural habitat for microorganisms and affects our daily lives in numerous ways. Recognized as a public health risk, biofilms harbor dangerous pathogens and other bacteria and viruses, directly impacting human health in areas such as disease transmission, dental health and wound treatment. Additionally, biofilms cost the U.S. billions of dollars every year in operational efficiencies such as energy loss, equipment damage and product contamination—placing brands and consumers at risk for a foodborne disease outbreak.

Dig a Little Deeper

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Biofilm Kill vs Biofilm Removal

The EPA regulates all claims on biofilm in the United States and recognizes two distinct claims related to biofilm: removal of biofilm from public health and non-public health surfaces and kill of bacteria in biofilm. Understand the difference between these claims and how it can effect your pathogen management.

 

How Biofilm Affects Animal Drinking Water Quality

Water is a vital resource for both humans and animals. Drinking water quality and the cleanliness of the drinking water system play an important role in the general health and performance of livestock, including broiler chickens. All drinking water systems eventually develop some type of biofilm. Review the data and learn how to effectively remove biofilm from your drinking water system.

Biofilm Basics

Biofilms provide a protective home that helps pathogens resist disinfection. Check out our Biofilm Basics series to better understand these complex structures.

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