[Infographic] The Evolution of D7

D7 is a patented chemical disinfectant, sanitizer, and cleaning solution that’s currently used in the food and biosecurity industries, but it wasn’t invented with those applications in mind. Like so many other products that were born from tragedy—vulcanized rubber shoe soles, the wind-up radio, and the airbag, to name a few—D7 was invented in response to a Japanese terror incident. 

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Featured Product: The D7 Foam Cannon

Effective plant sanitation depends on a number of factors, such as the chemicals being used, application equipment, and trained crews who properly use the chemicals and equipment together. No matter what chemicals you are using, if they are not correctly applied by a trained professional, they won’t be effective.

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The Power of Foam

Foam is quickly becoming the tool of choice for  decontamination and sanitizing operations around the world.

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Infographic: How D7 Works

The health risks associated with the most common foodborne pathogens are quite serious, and no company wants to be responsible for causing illness or death. When there is an outbreak of bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, or Listeria in a food processing facility, the financial implications can be disastrous for both consumers and food producers. 

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How D7 Chemistry Works Against Common Food Processing Bacteria

A range of sanitizing chemicals can be used in a food processing environment: hydrogen peroxide, quaternary ammonium disinfectants, aldehydes, and more. Though all of them are required to deliver a minimum level of efficacy, not all of them offer the same benefits.

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7 Things to Expect from an Onsite Visit from Decon7

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the FDA may be the regulatory agencies responsible for ensuring a safe food supply, but it ultimately comes down to the practices of individual companies. Having systems in place for daily sanitation, using products that effectively remove biofilms, and training personnel on safe food handling and sanitation practices are all important steps. 

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The 13 Most Common Use Cases for D7 in Food and Biosecurity

D7 was originally developed with a different end-use in mind, but its ability to safely and effectively clean, disinfect, sanitize, and deodorize has made it a popular product for food safety and biosecurity applications. Although its first use in a food processing facility is often to address an outbreak, D7 can also be incorporated into a daily sanitizing strategy to help prevent outbreaks from occurring in the first place. If you’re not sure whether a sanitizer like D7 is right for your facility, these are some of the most common use cases in food safety and biosecurity.   

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How a Turkey Facility Achieved a 99.9999% Reduction in Facility Entrance Bacteria

At food processing facilities across the country, cross-contamination prevention, reducing labor, and cutting chemical costs are of the utmost importance. No matter how extensive its sanitation protocols are, what happens outside the facility can still have serious consequences inside the facility.

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This Month in Food Safety News

Summertime is naturally a season when food safety issues come to the forefront for individual consumers. Outdoor barbecues, graduation parties, and all types of casual gatherings are opportunities for food borne pathogens to thrive. With Food Safety Day, a Congressional initiative to create a single food safety agency, and a symposium on the topic, this seems to be the time of year that the industry has renewed focus on this important issue.

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How Enhanced Sanitation Boosted Production for Food Manufacturing Plant

In a recent case study, we discussed the successful removal of biofilm* from a clean-in-place system at a major ready-to-eat food manufacturer’s facility.

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