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How do you know if you have Biofilm in your CIP lines?

The mere mention of biofilm is enough to make any microbiologist panic. This panic is not unfounded. The threat of biofilm growing in closed processing environments is real, and the resulting microbial outbreaks can cause untold damage in the food, beverage and medical industries. Why is biofilm in pipelines and machinery so feared? Biofilm is […]

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HOCl, Eco-Lyte and Coronavirus – can we really curb the spread?

Covid-19 has set the world’s small business entrepreneurs on fire. Just as they were running out of problems to solve, along came a pandemic and the world of disinfection blazed into the spotlight. Almost overnight shiny new websites sprang up selling all things disinfectant. Problem solved!…? As the competition grew so did the advertising and […]

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Dear QAs of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries

Is your CIP or water supply line clean? This 5-minute test will confirm. In a previous article (Random microbial spikes? You may have a biofilm) we discussed the need for finding and eliminating biofilms on open surfaces. But, what if they are not on the surface? What if they are creeping into your closed systems […]

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The Secret Life and Language of Biofilms

Why do we find biofilms so fascinating? Is it because, without the presence of a scheming mind, they can still transform their community into an impenetrable fortress while coordinating defences and attacks? It is natural survival at its best. You may have felt a biofilm in a riverbed as the slimy layer on a stone. […]

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Random microbial spikes? You may have a biofilm

The presence of biofilms on open surfaces in the food and pharmaceutical industries is a major risk factor when it comes to hygiene and safety, and most companies are unaware of their presence. How does BioFinder find biofilms? BioFinder is an innovative tool developed by scientists, that generates white foam when in contact with catalase […]

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Exhibiting Hygiene Innovations at the RMAA Annual Conference

Innogiene exhibited its range of innovative hygiene technologies at the Red Meat Abattoir Association annual conference at Spier in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Biofilms were once again a hot topic at the conference and delegates were pleasantly surprised to discover Biofinder, for the rapid detection of biofilms, on display. Attendees presented appetite for finding new ways […]

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