Fight against invisible biofilms: a constant challenge
Faced with the invisible threat posed by biofilms in the food industry, the implementation of control strategies is essential. These microscopic cellular clusters, invisible to the naked eye, adhere to surfaces and are highly resistant to conventional cleaning methods. The elimination of these biofilms represents a major public health and product quality issue.
Two main approaches are generally taken to counter biofilms. The first consists of preventing their formation through impeccable hygiene in production sites. This involves regular cleaning and sanitation of surfaces, as well as good management of operations.
The second approach is to eliminate them once formed. For this, the use of enzymatic solutions is recommended because they can destroy the protective matrix of the biofilm and kill the bacteria from the inside. However, their effectiveness may be limited, particularly for biofilms present in pipes.
These strategies must be part of an overall cleaning plan, with specific protocols and the use of suitable products, such as BioDetect and BioDestroy, which prevent the formation of biofilms.