SmartWash Solutions® EPIC Panel Sterilight Improves Food Safety and Efficiency; Christopher McGinnis Comments
SALINAS, CA - Exciting developments are in store for the supply-side, as SmartWash Solutions® is bringing forth new advantages in food safety. The company has begun shipping EPIC Panel Sterilight, a new patent-pending product designed to safely and automatically kill Listeria and other pathogens inside control panels.
“Food manufacturing companies have long focused on sanitation and pathogen control on equipment that comes in direct contact with produce and other food ingredients,” said Christopher McGinnis, Director of Operations and Engineering for SmartWash Solutions. “Yet often overlooked are the dark, damp conditions inside control panels that create a perfect breeding environment for Listeria and other pathogens. A significant risk of cross-contamination to food products occurs each time the panels are accessed for adjustment or maintenance. Using proven pathogen control methods, EPIC Panel Sterilight can now mitigate that risk and eliminate Listeria in control panels to below detectable levels.”
The solutions provider’s advantageous innovation is precisely designed to kill environmental pathogens in enclosed spaces. According to a press release, by automatically administering the scientifically proven amount of UV-C light and ozone, EPIC Panel Sterilight ensures daily pathogen abatement and mitigates cross-contamination from control panels, while minimizing impact or degradation on sensitive plastic or electronic components.
With Listeria outbreaks becoming more prevalent, EPIC Panel Sterilight destroys Listeria hidden in control panels, mitigates further growth and spread, and helps companies avoid the potential financial and reputation repercussions of an outbreak.
Available in 120- or 230-volt models, EPIC Panel Sterilight is designed for easy universal retrofit installation in any food processing facility, as the release noted, and the magnetic safety switch protects workers by preventing accidental human exposure to the UV-C light and ensures a cleaning cycle is automatically initiated after each time the control panel is accessed.
“UV-C is a proven and approved sanitation method used for decades in hospitals and medical applications. Safe, automatic, and cost-effective, EPIC Panel Sterilight now brings this highest level of pathogen control to produce and food processing facilities, allowing companies to develop a fully robust and comprehensive food safety program,” McGinnis concluded.
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