In the food industry, there are many serious types of human health hazard that can arise in food processing: food borne pathogens, spoilage microbes, microbial allergens, food allergens, added to which, we now have the health threat of Covid -19.
Food factories rely on permanently cooled air. Water in the processes and for essential washdown, raise moisture content. Factories have the lowest amount of fresh air, highest amount of recirculated air. These factors above are, therefore, optimum surroundings, for the microbes to breed.
Sites are packed with staff, often working in confined spaces with that same, recirculated air. Breathing rate is elevated (by work), communication is often by shouting (because of noise) all of which, creates a higher human aerosol output too. Even with face coverings, the cool moisture-laden environment is the optimum microbe breading ground, significantly increasing the R-rate inside food factories.
We, PP-L, are listed as part of the UK Government’s Covid Response Key Supply Chain because our proven Germicidal UV-C health technology solutions are able to inactivate and kill microbes and pathogens such as Coronavirus, which for you means: at every stage in the process, from the arrival of goods into the facility to their processing, packaging, storage and departure.
Airborne, surface and waterborne microbes pose the biggest threat to employee health & safety. Importantly, microbes are able to become airborne at any point. By implementing our safe, simple & cost-effective sterilisation health-tech, the risk of coronavirus causing illness and contagion is drastically reduced.
PP-L has the world’s leading UV-C solutions for your food processing plants, amenity areas, cold stores and warehouses to help you to stop a virus outbreak. Perfect air hygiene around the clock can be created with the use of our low-cost and efficient air sterilisation systems, coupled with surface sterilisation between shifts too.
PP-L has the only Government Listed UV-C solutions for the fight against COVID-19.
Air disinfection systems from PP-L reliably inactivate all airborne micro-organisms. Even the most difficult spores are inactivated by >99.9%
UV-C effective installation areas include: (but not limited to)
→ Production Zones
→ Packaging Zones
→ Ripening Rooms
→ Cooling & Cold Storage Areas
→ Rooms with higher than normal humidity
→ Changing rooms, toilets, Canteens
Our UVR-4K units can be used 24 hours a day thanks to special protective grilles. A corrosion-protected unit with a low-cost fan delivering a volume flow of 700 m3/h keeping your operations safer and more productive.