Mechline Developments is unveiling what it calls a ‘game-changing’ hygiene solution at Host Milan between 18-22 October, on stand P03 within hall 5.
The specialist UK manufacturer describes the new HyGenikx as a “revolutionary air and surface hygiene amplification system”.
The compact, wall-mounted system is said to be proven to eradicate bacteria and viruses throughout the foodservice and hospitality environment, as well as significantly prolong the life of fresh perishable food.
Microorganisms that spread infections, compromise hygiene standards, cause food to spoil and create offensive odours can multiply quickly and it is difficult for traditional cleaning methods to keep pace. HyGenikx, however, is said to work safely all day and every day, eliminating bacteria, viruses, moulds, fungi and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) found in the air and on exposed surfaces in a given space.
Designed and manufactured by Mechline, the HyGenikx range has models available to suit various applications, including food preparation areas, cold rooms, front of house, washrooms, refuse areas and beyond.
HyGenikx utilises a combination of effective and refined air and surface sterilisation technologies to target and kill biological hazards in the kitchen, including Salmonella, Escherichia coli (E.coli), Norovirus, and other primary sources of infections. It has reportedly been proven to deplete harmful Listeria monocytogens and Listeria innocua from surfaces to undetectable levels and should improve hygiene standards to levels not possible to maintain with traditional cleaning methods alone.
The range for ‘food storage areas’ is said to have been proven to extend the shelf-life of stored perishable fresh food by an average of 58%, with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer. Principally, fruit and vegetable life and quality can be significantly extended – which in turn can significantly reduce food waste and cost.
Kristian Roberts at Mechline Developments commented: “HyGenikx is a serious game changer for the industry. Not only does it take hygiene standards to levels impossible to achieve with traditional methods, it prolongs the life of food.
“In a controlled, experimental trial, we’ve seen HyGenikx prolong the life of fresh produce in a cold store by an average of 58%, which is an average increase in shelf-life of over a week. Food waste is a significant cost to most businesses, and by helping to prevent it HyGenikx provides a real opportunity for food service operators to take control and save money.”
Other ranges on display at Host will include BaSix hand wash stations, BioCeptor and GreasePak drain maintenance systems, Dormont gas connectors and Mechline’s new Food Strainer. The Food Strainer has been designed to make it easier for kitchen staff to prevent food waste particles from entering the drainage system, which helps prevent blockages and prolongs the service intervals for grease interceptors.