S.A.G.E. UV is an antimicrobial line of germ-killing products that combines a broad spectrum of UV and violet blue light with motion sensor technology and artificial intelligence to automatically kill germs whenever a room is unoccupied. According to the company, it effectively kills up to 99.9% of the most common germs from as far as 3 meters away. By combining UV-C, UV-B, UV-A, and violet blue light, S.A.G.E. UV optimizes the amount of the germ-killing energy delivered through the air and onto any contact surface. This causes inactivation of microbes and inhibits reproduction, preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses. Violet Defense Technology, 407-433-1104, www.violetdefense.com.
Condensation Management Film is an adhesive film designed to manage intermittent condensation formed during the sanitation process in food processing environments. Its wicking technology minimizes the release and transfer of hanging water droplets. The adhesive increases the evaporation rate, with lab studies showing condensation drops evaporating on average 10 times faster than natural evaporation, says company. Unlike traditional methods, Condensation Management Film can minimize the release and transfer of condensation droplets, improving plant hygiene. The film can be applied to many metal and plastic surfaces including galvanized and stainless steel, PVC, aluminum, and copper at 5-10 ft./min. 3M, 800-362-3550, www.3M.com.
Oxygen Absorbing Flexible Packaging
NutraSave, a resin technology, keeps foods fresher and enhances the consumer appeal of popular brands while minimizing food waste and costs. Embedded as a film layer within flexible packaging, it removes oxygen trapped within sealed packages to safely extend and protect original food flavors, aromas, and textures without the need for sachets or packets. Ideal for retort packaging applications, NutraSave protects products such as soups, sauces, processed fruit, protein bars, prepared meals, and wet pet foods, as well as natural and organic and gluten-free products that are particularly vulnerable to food spoilage. The preservative-free innovation, which prevents mold growth and color changes, is FDA compliant. Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, www.mgc-a.com.
The Premium Food Safety Spill Kit featuring GOJO Industries’ PURELL Foodservice Surface Sanitizer ensures all biohazard cleanup materials for a single event can be accessed at once when needed. Each kit contains a bilingual training guide, protective equipment for employees, and disposal supplies for the safe removal of fluids. Kits are easy-to-access capsules—easy for staff to get to when accidents happen and easy for health department inspectors to see that an establishment is prepared. The kits contain everything an operator needs—and everything used in the kit is designed and portioned for immediate disposal upon completion of the cleanup, a critical final step. OSHAKits.com, 800-270-0153, www.oshakits.com.
PCR Enterobacteriaceae Kit
The iQ-Check Enterobacteriaceae PCR Detection Kit can provide results in as little as 3 hours following a single enrichment. Developed as an open and flexible system, the kit can be used for up to 94 samples on high- or low-throughput Bio-Rad instruments. According to company, it is designed as a multiplex reaction that includes an internal inhibition control that is amplified in parallel with the target DNA for a reliable result with negative result validation. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., 800-424-6723, www.bio-rad.com.
The 35X direct-drive unit provides refrigeration for perishable and frozen cargoes for small- to medium-sized box trucks and large delivery vans. It offers refrigeration capacity of 10,500 BTUs at 35 degrees F (100 F ambient). The 35X includes an exterior-mounted condenser unit, a compressor that mounts to the truck engine, and a narrow-profile SlimLine evaporator that fits tightly to the ceiling of the cargo area, helping to maximize cargo space. As a split system, the 35X unit provides flexible mounting options for the condenser, either to the nose of a box truck or roof of a van. The unit’s Cab Command 2 digital controller provides quick setpoint configuration and the ability to program the unit for automatic defrost cycles. It also offers diagnostic capabilities and hour-meters to track usage for service interval planning. Carrier Transicold, 800-227-7437, www.transicold.carrier.com.