A recent independent test, commissioned by Mechline Developments, has highlighted how the company’s HyGenikx air and surface sanitisation system can prolong the shelf-life of perishable fresh food by an average of 58% (approximately 7.5 days) – with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer.
The independent study was carried out by ALS Life Sciences Europe with the aim of assessing the ability of HyGenikx to prolong the shelf-life of produce stored in a cold room and to improve environmental conditions.
The results of the study showed an increase in the shelf life of all 11 products trialled, with the highest three increases recorded being Strawberries, with +150% (+9 days), chestnut mushrooms, with +107.1% (+15 days) and grapes with a twofold increase (+12 days).
Mechline marketing manager Kristian Roberts commented: “HyGenikx has already proved its worth to a wide variety of operators in 2020 – as the technology in the wall-mounted system proactively kills bacteria and viruses 24/7, including coronaviruses, and has been a crucial part of Covid-secure measures in hospitality venues across the country.
“Now, operators with HyGenikx can be boosted by an independent study that shows how HyGenikx can also significantly prolong the shelf life and quality of perishable fresh produce by an average of 58%. The result is less food waste, ongoing cost savings and peace of mind for operators as they can purchase greater amounts when product is available, safe in the knowledge it will last until required.”
HyGenikx models start from £289, are said to require no training to use and no costly installation as they plug into a standard socket and consume 9-13W. The HyGenikx range can suit applications including coldrooms, food preparation areas and front of house.