When it comes to foodborne illnesses in the US, every year…
48 million people get sick
128,000 are hospitalized
The fight against disease-causing pathogens requires a multifaceted approach that includes proper handwashing, cleansing, sanitizing, and disinfection of high touch surfaces. Disinfectants play a crucial role in this process, keeping hard surfaces and hands, germ free.
Quats are the most effective active ingredient used in disinfectants. They have proven effectiveness of killing at least 99.9% of disease causing germs (source: Arxada).
Quat-based disinfectant solutions are critical in the food handling industries where they prevent foodborne illnesses in farming operations, food processing and in packaging facilities, restaurant kitchens, and food service areas (souce: Arxada)
Fastest, most convenient way to disinfect a large variety of surfaces with no potable rinse required
Offers food contact disinfection which is essential in the fight against viruses in restaurants and homes
High touch points for pathogen transmission
Contributing factors: the spread of pathogens in food service
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