In a review of its policies KWOKS Food, a leading supplier of oriental food in the UK, identified that its current contamination control policy would need to be tightened.
As part of transformation, the company decided to install Dycem flooring in all its critical areas to reduce the risk of contamination, such as Listeria, from entering the manufacturing process.
Dycem High Performance Contamination Control Flooring at entrances to its high care areas to improve access control and reduce the risk of foreign body ingress, such as water, from the manufacturing areas.
It is believed that 80% of contamination enters the critical areas through entrances and exits, mostly at or near floor level. A research study by Dr Caroline S Clibbon, senior microbiologist at GlaxoSmithKline, showed that Dycem contamination control floor coverings and mats are more than 99% effective in preventing contaminants from entering a critical area.
Dycem contains a silver-based antimicrobial manufactured by BioMaster. Independent test have proved that BioMaster TD100 is effective in reducing the growth of gram positive and gram-negative bacteria by 99.9% over a 24-hour period and is an effective mechanism for attracting, collecting and retaining foot- and wheel-borne microbial contamination, including 50 common organisms as well as bacteria such as Aspergillus Nidulans, Aspergillus Amstelodmi, Aspergillus Niger, Mucor Racemosus, Escherichia Coli, Trychophyton Mentagrophytes, Penicillium Chrysogenum, Myceliophthora Thermophila, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and algae.
“The partnership we have with Dycem is invaluable as their products will play a vital part in achieving our goal in the fight against microbiological foreign body contamination,” said KWOKS technical manager.