Areas of Uses
Food Processing Areas and Clean Rooms.
As a sanitizer, CitrusDefence® can be applied to walls, ceilings, floors and any work surfaces where pathogens or mould may be found. The bacterial growth is stopped and pathogens present are killed.
Fruit & Vegetables.
CitrusDefence® keeps fruit and vegetables crisp and looking fresh for longer. It extends shelf-life by 2-3 times normal shelf-life expectation. CitrusDefence® reduces the bacteria-loading on those vegetables susceptible to high bacteria contamination and it will reduce spoilage by killing mould.
As a non-rinse wash for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and fresh fruit products including cut fruit used in fresh fruit salads, CitrusDefence® stops bacterial growth, increases shelf life and minimizes the risk of food poisoning.
Fish, shrimp and scampi Production.
Reduces bacteria-loading and keeps it at low levels thereby extending shelf-life and reducing odour. Scampi and Shrimp should be dipped in a CitrusDefence® solution prior to freezing and packing. They can also be bathed in a CitrusDefence® solution when thawing. The shelf-life of filleted and whole fish is extended when dipped into a 2% CitrusDefence® solution for 2-4 minutes. Equally, Shrimp and Scampi when dipped or glazed in CitrusDefence® will also minimize bacterial contamination. Bacteria loadings are substantially reduced on smoked and processed seafood thereby also minimizing the possibility of food poisoning.
Reduces bacteria-loading by a 6 log reduction, extends shelf-life and reduces the risk of food poisoning. Chicken carcasses are washed in a CitrusDefence® solution at the end of the process line. The non-rinse wash leaves a residual of CitrusDefence® that continues to kill bacteria for up to 48 hours.
CitrusDefence® is a highly concentrated, broad-spectrum antimicrobial compound. Research has shown that the natural extracts found in CitrusDefence® are effective against more than 800 bacterial and viral strains, 100 strains of fungi and yeasts, as well as a large number of single-celled and multi-celled organisms.
Included in this list are:
Candida albicans (cause of common yeast infections), Parasites, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Campylobacter, Listeria and Legionella.
In a minimum inhibitory concentration study, the citrus extract found in CitrusDefence® was found to be 10 to 100 times more effective than other commonly used antimicrobials such as silver oxide suspension, chlorine bleach solution, and iodine.
CitrusDefence® was challenged by the Microbiology Institute Pasteur of Lille following
THE EUROPEAN SUSPENSION TEST SYSTEM, BS EN 1276: 1997
This system requires that the product be effective at pathogen load in 10².
The sample tested of CitrusDefence® batch #0604011 has a bacterial activity in practical conditions in accordance with NF EN 1276 at 0.25% with 5 minutes contact at 20° on the four reference strains in dirty conditions. Therefore hospital grade surface disinfectant status.