Biotechnology extends the shelf life of food !
The so-called use-by date (UBD) has far-reaching implications if we consider that, in Europe, some 88 million tons of food end up in the bin each year at a cost of 143 billion euro.
Control the quality of your finished products and increase their shelf life
In agro-food, industrial companies can never escape non-conforming or faulty production batches. Food quality is very closely linked to hygiene of the tools of production which can effect the bacteriological level of production of a product. Effective management of the hygiene of production installations is therefore paramount to keep total control of the bacteriological state of those installations and guarantee an optimum shelf life of food products.
Enzymatic range combined for an optimum level of hygiene and one extension of shelf life
Nevertheless, it is possible to detect contaminated areas associated with a biofilm on open surfaces and in closed circuits. While conventional methods do not enable any detection of biofilms, REALCO has developed and patented a method to show the presence of a biofilm: The Biofilm Detection Kit.
To combat biofilms, REALCO has developed a range of products made up of a specific cocktail of enzymes: The BIOREM range. This enzymatic cocktail directly hydrolyses the organic matrix of the biofilm (EPS*), liberating the bacteria from their protective envelope. The disinfectant solution can also act fully on bacteria and ensure optimum hygiene of production installations.
As a complement to biofilm treatment, enzymatic detergence solutions clean in-depth and eliminate stubborn residues not controlled by conventional cleaning. This increased detergence performance slows down the reappearance of the biofilm and allows preventative treatment action against the biofilm to be spaced out.
Increase shelf life of products due to an optimum level of hygiene
This combined enzymatic program allows irreproachable quality standards to be reached and for a level of hygiene to be reached which cannot be achieved with conventional cleaning solutions, thus increasing shelf life and quality (food safety) of finished products.
This range represents numerous advantages for industrial companies:
- Restoring or extending the shelf life of products;
- Avoiding the destruction of non-conforming batches;
- Maintaining performance of the tools of production;
- Increasing productivity;
- Providing industrial companies with non-corrosive hygiene solutions;
- Keeping a good brand image.