Wednesday, January 24, 2018

One of the biggest benefits of chlorine dioxide gas is how small it is!

In order to completely decontaminate a space, the method/chemical used must be able to reach and contact all organisms and pathogens with the area.  One disadvantage decontamination methods can have difficulty with are crevices and other niches.  These scratches, gaps, screw threads, and other hard-to-reach places can be difficult for most decontamination methods to penetrate, leaving those surfaces not contacted and potentially still contaminated.

Chlorine dioxide gas has a molecule size of 0.124 nm, which is smaller than the smallest known virus, porcine circovirus, which measures 13 nm in diameter.  With a molecule size 100x smaller than the smallest virus (coupled with the fact that chlorine dioxide is a true gas which fills the space its contained within evenly and completely) chlorine dioxide gas is able to reach and penetrate into all crevices within a space deeper than pathogens can reach.  This leaves dangerous pathogens with no place to hide, and leaves your facility with no place to worry about.










To learn more about how chlorine dioxide gas is able to provide a complete decontamination of all organisms / spores / pinworm eggs / beta lactams within the space, give us a call at 908-236-4100 or email us at info@clordisys.com

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Biofilm Control

The control of biofilms within the food processing environment is a concern for anyone involved with food safety.  Biofilms can harbor and protect dangerous bacteria from traditional sanitation methods, leaving the environment at risk even after sanitation takes place.

To learn more about biofilms, we're thrilled to have Diane Walker, a Research Engineer at Montana State University's Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) present at this year's 2nd Annual Food Safety and Microbiology Conference in Dallas on February 27th.  Diane's presentation is entitled, "Biofilms: From Formation to Elimination" and will discuss the science of biofilms and methods of control. Diane received the 2015 CBE Outstanding Researcher Award in recognition of her commitment to the CBE Industrial Associates Program and contributions towards creating a quality Standardized Biofilm Methods research program.  Her current research includes biofilms within the food and beverage industries and we are incredibly lucky to have Diane join us at the Food Safety and Microbiology Conference

We hope that you register and take advantage of an excellent experience by clicking here.

To learn more about the Standardized Biofilm Methods Laboratory and the research being performed, please click here.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year - We've got a lot of excitement planned for 2018

We're looking forward to a great 2018 and we're happy to announce a variety of in-person and online learning opportunities.

Online Webinars

Every month we offer free webinars regarding contamination control.  These range from introductory webinars on chlorine dioxide gas and ultraviolet light, to more specific webinars detailing the decontamination of spiral freezers and the inactivation of pinworm eggs.  Click here to see the upcoming webinars and to sign up.

In-person Workshops

We offer free contamination control workshops across the US and this year we're planning one in Canada as well.  These workshops dive into a variety of topics concerning contamination control and the different methodologies used in different industries, including safety, material compatibility and efficacy.  Upcoming Workshops include:

Long Island, NJ - March 13
Parsippany, NJ - March 14
White Plains, NY - March 15
Chicago, IL - March 28
Indianapolis, IN - April 4
St. Louis, MO - April 5
King of Prussia, PA - May 9
Frederick, MD - May 11
Madison, WI - May 23
Lansing, MI - May 24
Atlanta, GA - June 5
Research Triangle Park, NC - June 12
Toronto, ON - September 12
Cambridge, MA - September 27


Conferences

We go to too many conferences to list here, but visit our website to see where you can find us.

Our slate of events is always changing, so keep an eye out for new arrivals and we hope to see you somewhere in 2018.

Case Study: Used Equipment Decontamination

Our Decontamination Service Team recently completed a decontamination of a used bacon slicing line for a food company.   Because  it was a...