A Mechline product that was only officially released at HOST this year has already gone down a storm with UK kitchen consultants.
The company’s HyGenikx air and surface hygiene system is proven to eradicate bacteria and viruses throughout the foodservice and hospitality environment, helping to improve cleanliness and infection control for customers and staff.
And members of the FCSI are already convinced by the device, awarding it a ‘Sustainable Catering Equipment’ accolade at the recent CESA Conference.
The honour is given every year to a product from a CESA member that is considered to best achieve the requirements of sustainability in its practical application and use. It takes into account savings in energy, water, CO2 emissions or consumables.
This year, Mechline picked up the prize along with Hobart after judges were bowled over by both entries.
Nick Falco, product and technical manager at Mechline, said: “It was a great honour to accept this award on behalf of Mechline. Our product, HyGenikx, was designed and manufactured using the most effective and refined technologies with the intention to make a real positive difference across the foodservice environment – for hygiene, food safety and the big one – reducing food waste.”
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, moulds and fungi.
HyGenikx has also been proven to prolong the shelf-life of perishable food. In an independent validation study carried out by ALS Laboratories, it increased the life of fresh produce in a cold store by an average of 58%, which is the equivalent of more than a week.