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HyGenikx helps in global Coronavirus fight as leading microbiologist throws support behind the product

HyGenikx, the revolutionary air and surface steriliser from specialist UK manufacturer Mechline Developments is now being seen as an important ally in the fight against Coronavirus across the world. Since the Coronavirus outbreak began Mechline has seen a surge in orders for HyGenikx units both in the UK, across Europe and as far away as Peru.

The revolutionary air and surface steriliser is proven to eradicate harmful bacteria and viruses, including those in the same family as the latest COVID-19 pandemic. The unit has now been backed by respected microbiologist Dr David Webber, who has clarified how HyGenikx performs in relation to the current Coronavirus strain – ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2).

“HyGenikx units have been shown to kill a wide range of microbes that are more difficult to eradicate than viruses, including bacterial species that produce endospores (Clostridium difficile, Geobacillus stearothermophilus), Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, S. epidermidis, Listeria monocytogenes and L. innocua) , Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), and moulds (Aspergillus fumigatus) in both the air and/or on surfaces.

SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the same group of viruses that cause colds and influenza. The use of similar technology in call centres and offices at an NHS Trust has been shown to reduce the incidence of illness-related absences; particularly reported cases of colds, coughs and influenza, as well as reducing other chest and respiratory problems.

Without testing HyGenikx against SARS-CoV-2 (or a suitable surrogate) I cannot categorically state that HyGenikx can kill this coronavirus: however there is a great deal of scientific evidence that this technology can kill a wide range of other microbes that are much more difficult to eradicate than SARS-CoV-2.

HyGenikx technology has been tested against MS-2 coliphage (a surrogate for Norovirus), and achieved significant reductions in counts in both air samples and on surfaces. MS-2 is a non-enveloped virus which is more difficult to kill than the lipid-enveloped SARS-CoV-2.”

Whilst Coronavirus is understandably dominating the news, businesses still need to protect against other dangerous microorganisms as Kristian Roberts, Marketing Manager at Mechline explains:

“Microorganisms can multiply very quickly, spreading infections, compromising hygiene standards, causing food to spoil and creating offensive odours. HyGenikx complements operators’ existing hygiene and HACCP procedures, combating airborne viruses and bacteria, stopping their spread and minimising the risks of cross contamination. The advanced and compact wall-mounted HyGenikx unit is a plug and play option that will quietly go about its business, keeping staff, customers, food and surfaces protected from viruses and bacteria – even in the hardest to reach areas. HyGenikx utilises a combination of the most effective air and surface sterilisation technologies available to produce Superoxide Ions and Plasma Quattro, which are proven to target and kill biological hazards, including Salmonella, E.coli, Norovirus, and other primary sources of infections.”

The HyGenikx range is also proven to extend the shelf-life of stored perishable fresh food by an average of 58%, with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer! Principally the life and quality of fruit and vegetables can be significantly extended – which in turn can significantly reduce food waste and cost.

Prices for the HyGenikx system start from £289, plus international shipping and the range has models to suit every application, from food preparation areas, cold rooms and front of house, to washrooms, refuse areas and beyond.

For further information please go to www.mechline.com/hgx

Mechline to present virus control system, HyGenikx, at HRC Show

Mechline Developments will be showcasing its revolutionary, award-winning air and surface hygiene amplifier, HyGenikx, at this year’s HRC (Hotel, Restaurant & Catering) Event in London, from the 3rd to 5th March.

The wall-mounted unit, which was recently awarded the prestigious FCSI Sustainable Catering Equipment Award, utilises a combination of the most effective and refined air and surface sterilisation technologies within foodservice environments to help prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria to customers and staff.

The HRC will see HyGenikx presented for the first time to distributors and operators on UK soil, following its positive launch at Host Milan in October.

Infection control and food safety are some of—if not the biggest—concerns within food service operations and operators are under pressure to control and implement the highest of hygiene standards. Microorganisms spread infections, compromise hygiene standards, cause food to spoil, create offensive odours, and can multiply very quickly. So, it is very difficult for traditional cleaning methods to keep pace.

In just 8 hours a single bacterial cell can multiple to over 8 million, meaning that health risks and odours remain a major problem, with standard room cleaning and disinfecting procedures only offering a temporary solution.

HyGenikx combats airborne viruses and bacteria, stopping their spread and minimising the risks of cross contamination. The advanced and compact wall-mounted system utilises a combination of the most effective air and surface sterilisation technologies available to produce Superoxide Ions and Plasma Quattro, which are proven to eradicate harmful bacteria, viruses, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), moulds and fungi, as well as neutralise all odours.

HyGenikx targets and kills the biological hazards in the kitchen, including Salmonella, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Norovirus and other primary sources of infections, and has been proven to eliminate harmful Listeria in an independent validation study carries out by ALS laboratories – the UKs leading provider of food and drink testing services.

In this comparative trial, sterile surfaces were inoculated with Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua and stored in a cold room for four days, where bacteria were measured daily. This was performed in the presence and absence of HyGenikx technology. In the absence of HyGenikx technology, surface contamination with moderate bacterial growth was recorded, but in the presence of HyGenikx technology there was a depletion of the bacterial contamination beyond detectable levels.

“Infection prevention and control is of major concern for operators in the hospitality industry. No matter how stringent HACCP procedures are, we as humans cannot keep up cleanliness to the degree required to ensure absolute safety, every minute of the day. That’s where HyGenikx comes in. It works 24/7, gets into those hardest to reach places, and provides hygiene and safety levels otherwise impossible – for customer and staff protection and operator peace of mind!”

Kristian Roberts, Marketing Manager at Mechline

The HyGenikx range has models to suit every application, from food preparation areas, cold rooms and front of house, to washrooms, refuse areas and beyond, and joins Mechline’s ever-expanding collection of hygienic, safe and environmentally friendly solutions for the food service industry. To find out more about HyGenikx, visit Mechline on stand P711 at the Professional Kitchen Show from 3rd to 5th March. Alongside this will be Mechline’s complete FOG drain maintenance system, which includes BioCeptor, GreasePak, and the New Food Waste Strainer, and other innovations such as BaSix hand wash stations.

HyGenikx named top for Innovation in FEJ’s Equipment of the Year

Mechline’s revolutionary HyGenikx has been named as one of the top commercial kitchen products of 2019 in FEJ’s (Foodservice Equipment Journal) “Equipment of the Year”. Having welcomed nominations from across the industry, FEJ whittled contenders down to a “top six” across five categories: Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Design-Led, Functionality and Value & Usability.

HyGenikx was recognised as one of the standout products for “innovation”.

Mechline’s HyGenikx is an advanced and revolutionary, wall mounted hygiene amplification system proven to eradicate bacteria and viruses throughout the food service and hospitality environment, washrooms, changing rooms and beyond, in terms of applications.

Utilising a combination of the most effective air and surface sterilisation technologies available, it provides round-the-clock hygiene and safety protection, controls odours and has also significantly been proven to prolong the life of fresh perishable foods.

HyGenikx uses a combination of Technologies (Dual Waveband UV, Germicidal Irradiation, Photocatalytic Oxidation) to produce Superoxide Ions and Plasma Quattro, which are proven to eradicate harmful bacteria, viruses, VOC’s, Moulds and Fungi.

HyGenikx has been proven to deplete harmful Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua from surfaces to undetectable levels and, critically, improves hygiene standards to levels not possible to maintain with traditional cleaning methods alone.

The HyGenikx range for ‘food storage areas’ has been proven to extend the shelf-life of stored perishable fresh food by an average of 58%, with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer! Principally, fruit and vegetable life and quality can be significantly extended—which in turn can significantly reduce food waste and cost and prevents food waste from going to landfill.

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Mechline’s revolutionary food service hygiene amplification system eradicates harmful bacteria and viruses and significantly extends the shelf-life of fresh perishable food

This October Mechline launch its new revolutionary air and surface hygiene sterilisation system, HyGenikx. The advanced and compact, wall-mounted system is proven to eradicate bacteria and viruses throughout the food service & hospitality environment, as well as significantly prolong the life of fresh perishable food.

Microorganisms that spread infections, compromise hygiene standards, cause food to spoil and create offensive odours can multiply very quickly and it is very difficult for traditional cleaning methods to keep pace. HyGenikx, however, works safely all day and every day, eliminating bacteria, viruses, moulds, fungi and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) found in the air and on exposed surfaces in a given space, even in those hardest to reach places.

Designed and manufactured by Mechline, the HyGenikx range has models available to suit various applications, including food preparation areas, cold rooms, front of house, washrooms, refuse areas and beyond. HyGenikx utilises a combination of the most effective and refined air and surface sterilization technologies available to target and kill biological hazards in the kitchen, including Salmonella, Escherichia coli (E.coli), Norovirus, and other primary sources of infections. It has been proven to deplete harmful Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua from surfaces to undetectable levels and, critically, improves hygiene standards to levels not possible to maintain with traditional cleaning methods alone. HyGenikx provides round-the-clock hygiene and safety protection and keeps odours under control.

The HyGenikx range for ‘food storage areas’ has been proven to extend the shelf-life of stored perishable fresh food by an average of 58%, with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer! Principally, fruit and vegetable life and quality can be significantly extended – which in turn can significantly reduce food waste and cost.

HyGenikx is a serious game changer for the industry. Not only does it take hygiene standards to levels impossible to achieve with traditional methods, it prolongs the life of food. In a controlled, experimental trial, we’ve seen HyGenikx prolong the life of fresh produce in a cold store by an average of 58%, which is an average increase in shelf-life of over a week! Food waste is a significant cost to most businesses, and by helping to prevent it HyGenikx provides a real opportunity for food service operators to take control and save money.”

Kristian Roberts, Mechline Developments

HyGenikx will be featured at Host Milan between the 18th – 22nd October, on stand PAV.5 P03, where Mechline look to connect with new distributor partners. Other ranges on show will include Mechline’s BaSix Hand Wash Stations, BioCeptor and GreasePak Drain Maintenance Systems, its new Food Waste Sink Strainer and Dormont Gas Connectors.

For more information on HyGenikx, please visit: mechline.com/hgx