De Nora launched Giselle, the first compact onsite sanitizing system. The system could impact raising food safety standards in Asia.
Giselle was unveiled at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016 by the company’s newest business unit, De Nora NEXT. The mobile system is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is small and easy enough for use in individual food venues, processors and outlets.
Giselle offers a complete, reliable and cost-effective sanitizing system for individual operators that is effective against all viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores. It also does not leave any harmful residue on food.
The system dispenses a sanitizing sodium hypochlorite solution named Soleva. The environmentally friendly solution is made from salt and tap water, which are transformed by an electrochemical reaction and dispensed directly from a specially designed spray bottle.
De Nora Global Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Luca Buonerba, said that a large number of people in Southeast Asia are affected by and dying from food borne illnesses; therefore, De Nora aims to provide a solution for sanitization that can improve the quality and safety of food.
“Recent statistics from the World Health Organization show that almost one in 10 people fall ill from eating contaminated food, with 420,000 dying from food borne diseases every year,” said Buonerba.
“Improving food safety requires more effective sanitization of the different surfaces, tools and equipment that come in contact with the food. The [Soleva] solution can also be used to sanitize foods that have previously come in contact with soil and reduce reliance on pesticides.”
Buonerba added that with Asia’s food industry projected to achieve a year-on-year growth of 11% this year, the importance of food safety and sanitization will be further amplified.
“The growth of personal technology has made it possible for consumers to have almost everything they need at their fingertips. Tapping on this growth, we have harnessed our expertise and leadership in the electrochemical cell technology space into the extremely compact and small-sized Giselle unit. This gives it maximum flexibility of use and increases the possibility of it being moved on a cart and working without direct connection to a water supply.
“With Giselle, the transport, handling and storage of chemicals are also limited to small cartridges of sodium chloride. The production of plastic and waste is also dramatically reduced, making it better and safer for the environment,” Buonerba said.
Source: De Nora Water Technologies