Processors and producers are continuously looking for ways to help maintain the quality and extend the shelf life of food products that they prepare and hold. Microbial growth can affect food quality and safety and can damage firms' reputation and profits following costly recalls.
Food Touch paper liners are specifically designed as a sanitary barrier for holding and storing high-value, raw and cooked food items. Featuring MicrobeGuard's Indenta deep textured design, which assists the cooling process, tests shown the lining extends the shelf life of perishable food products, the manufacturer claims.
MicrobeGauard claims AgION antimicrobial technology is one of the few available that is safe enough for human and food contact and is proven to be effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including bacteria, algae, and fungus such as mold and yeast.
Tony Salemi, president of MicrobeGuard said: "The feedback we have received from our customers, which include many expert chefs, is that Food Touch liners have helped to extend the shelf life of perishable food items by up to 5 days."
The AgION antimicrobial technology is incorporated into the Food Touch liners continuously releases silver ions at the surface of the paper when exposed to moisture. The silver disrupts microbe growth by interrupting RNA (ribonucleic acid) replications needed for microorganisms growth, claims MircrobeGuard.
The silver-based technology has been approved for food and water contact by the Environmental Protection Agency and is listed as an indirect food contact substance with the Food and Drug Administration. AgION is also approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).