Until recently, the choices to combat microbial contamination within food and beverage manufacturing environments were typically limited to:
- Wiping and mopping with strong chemicals
- Power-washing and deep cleaning by specialized cleaning services
- Disassembling equipment, cleaning it and rebuilding it, typically using outside services
Now there is a new approach to mitigate contamination: antimicrobial light, a light wave frequency between 400 and 420nm that specifically targets bacteria, fungi, yeast and mold by creating an inhospitable environment that prevents further growth of microbes on surfaces within and around the food production environment.