Biofilms form the largest activity center on the planet. Contamination, fouling and energy loss from biofilms is costing the food industry billions in world GDP, while claiming the lives of millions worldwide. Recently we had the pleasure of attending the Barcelona Biofilm Summit 2020 held online. It was extremely interesting and informative, and for those […]
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Biofilms are invisible until revealed with BioFinder
The presence of biofilms on work surfaces in the food processing industry is a major risk factor when it comes to food safety.
Biofilms are groups of microorganisms which adhere to surfaces and produce extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) that cover them, protecting them from adverse environmental conditions.
The EPS confers resistance to microorganisms and forms a barrier against conventional cleaning and disinfecting procedures, which makes it difficult to remove the biofilm.
Biofilms can easily and quickly form wherever there is a hydrated environment and nutrients.
Rapid detection of microbial “hot-spots” is critical to sanitation verification and quality assurance. Today’s food processing and food service facilities must take extra precautions to protect against unseen microbial threats. Biofinder is a fast and accurate way to make the Invisible…Visible.
Biofinder provides a cost-effective, visual indication of the presence of biofilms on a surface which may contain harmful microorganisms such as Listeria, Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Salmonella. When the product comes into contact with biofilms, Biofinder rapidly produces white micro-bubbles/foam within 1 minute, providing a visual indicator of potential harbourage niches.
- Fast-acting – detection takes place in less than 1 minute
- Easily identifiable positive reaction
- Will not stain
- Easy to rinse off and will not leave residues
- Anyone can use it
- Allows you take corrective action immediately
- Inexpensive per test
- Verified technology
Available in a single pack or triple pack
- Do not shake or dilute
- Avoid exposure to high temperatures (>55 deg C) to prevent thermal decomposition
- Spray onto clean surfaces from 10-15mm away
- Wait 30 seconds and do a visual check – white foam indicates biofilm contamination
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