BioDetect and BioDestroy win innovation award

VICTORIAVILLE, QC, Dec. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - New technology that is able to detect and destroy biofilms* on surfaces in food processing plants has been selected as the 2016 Award Winner for Productivity and Technology Advancement by CTAQ, the premier food processing council of Quebec. Each year, CTAQ recognizes the industry's top efforts to develop and/or launch projects that meet the criteria for innovation in advancing food safety. This year's award was given to Sani Marc Food & Beverage Division for BioDetect and BioDestroy.

The award-winning BioDetect and BioDestroy products complement each other in the effort to keep surfaces free from organic contaminants.  By adding these technologies to their sanitation program, food processors can prevent biofilm formation and avoid the unwanted costs and inconveniences of shock treatments.

"Biofilms are a serious hazard in food establishments and lead to numerous product recalls each year," said Dr. Patrick Marchand, Chemist and Innovation & Development Director at Sani Marc Group. "BioDetect and BioDestroy are a powerful duo that allows customers to detect and destroy biofilms early on, thereby improving the safety of facilities and the products they manufacture."

How BioDetect and BioDestroy Work
BioDetect is a quality assurance tool that confirms the presence or absence of biofilms on surfaces. When included in quality assurance inspection procedures, it allows users to establish acceptable cleaning levels and validate their cleaning operations. This tool can be used daily and is complementary to ATP testing (ATP testing verifies cleanliness, whereas BioDetect detects biofilms). BioDestroy is a foaming sanitizer that destroys biofilms* on contact.

With regular use, BioDetect and BioDestroy allow customers to adapt a preventive rather than curative approach to controlling organic contaminants.

For more information: sanimarc.com/biofilm

About Sani Marc Group

Sani Marc Group is Canada's expert in sanitation solutions. It specializes in the pool & spa and food & beverage sectors, and, through its Wood Wyant division, in the distribution of sanitation and janitorial products and equipment. The Group has 15 branches across the country and 550 employees, 150 of whom are entirely devoted to sales and customer service. Its head office is located in Victoriaville, Quebec.

* BioDestroy's antibiofilm action is under review by Health Canada. A first in Canada for surface disinfection.

SOURCE Groupe Sani Marc Inc.

For further information: Krystel Verreault, Marketing Projects Manager, Sani Marc Group, 819 758-2889, krystel.verreault@sanimarc.com

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