Provider of comprehensive water, hygiene and energy technologies
), recently launched SaniSave - a no rinse cleaner-sanitizer that
simplifies the cleaning and sanitizing process at food retail
With the introduction of SaniSave, food retail employees can now
clean and disinfect food preparation surfaces and equipment,
including deli slicers, scales and meat display cases, with one
product. It eliminates the need to mix, collect and transport three
separate containers to stationary devices and surfaces.
Using SaniSave, a deli employee is simply required to spray the
cleaner-sanitizer on a food contact surface, wipe it off, spray
again, and allow the surface to remain wet for 60 seconds. The
surface can then be allowed to air dry or wiped clean before
SaniSave is both a "food contact" and "non-food contact"
cleaner-sanitizer. It is registered under the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) against Klebsiella pneumoniae,
Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes
(types of bacterium).
The mandatory four-hour wash-rinse-sanitize procedure, directed by
the Food Code, poses to be quite a challenge for food retailers.
SaniSave reduces the complexity of this industry-standard protocol
by combining the cleansing and sanitizing process into one product
and eliminating the rinse step.
The new SaniSave Program consists of SaniSave, training materials
and proprietary dispensing technology. It cleans better and
improves productivity by taking lesser time than a standard
A field research was executed on the SaniSave Program using 100
deli slicer swab sites. The swab sites showed significantly
improved cleaning at a microbiological level. After a three-week
period on the SaniSave Program, the percentage of "in spec" swab
samples increased by 83%.
In the last reported quarter, ECL's Food & Beverage business
drove significant growth in its Global Industrial segment. With the
combination of its advanced Cleaning & Sanitizing technologies,
water treatment and pest elimination capabilities, ECL continues to
deliver improved food safety results and better product quality
assurances for customers.
Going ahead, ECL expects good organic growth in its Food &
Beverage business through increased customer penetration and new
business gains which has enabled the company to offset sluggish
conditions in several of its regional markets.
Currently, ECL carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked
stocks in the chemical specialty industry are
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
NL Industries Inc.
Sensient Technologies Corp.
). All these stocks hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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