SmartWash Solutions has announced its new EPIC Panel Sterilight, a patent-pending product designed to safely and automatically kill Listeria monocytogenes and other pathogens inside control panels, which is an often-overlooked source of cross-contamination in the food industry.

The dark, damp conditions inside control panels that create a perfect breeding environment for L. monocytogenes and other pathogens. A significant risk of cross-contamination to food products occurs each time the panels are accessed for adjustment or maintenance. Using proven pathogen control methods, EPIC Panel Sterilight can mitigate the risk of cross-contamination from control panels by eliminating  L. monocytogenes to below detectable levels, and mitigating further growth.

EPIC Panel Sterilight is designed to kill environmental pathogens in enclosed spaces. By automatically administering a scientifically proven amount of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light and ozone, EPIC Panel Sterilight ensures daily pathogen abatement while minimizing impact or degradation on sensitive plastic or electronic components.

Available in 120- or 230-volt models, EPIC Panel Sterilight is designed for easy universal retrofit installation in any food processing facility. A magnetic safety switch protects workers by preventing accidental human exposure to the UV-C light, and ensures a cleaning cycle is automatically initiated after each time the control panel is accessed. Nearly maintenance-free, the product’s long-lasting, low-cost bulbs can be quickly replaced every 6 months, without any production interruption or down time.

SmartWash Solutions provides an integrated package of process control equipment, organic and conventional food wash enhancers, data management, precise calibration with known solutions, and a customer service partnership that together mitigate cross contamination, improve wash line efficiency, and save time and money.

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