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Daily QAC-free superior sanitising solution

When considering the challenges posed by the introduction of a Maximum Residue Level (MRL) for Quaternary Ammonium Compound (QAC), Byotrol have turned to alternative biocidal actives to continue to deliver the performance of their patented original technology – new Byotrol QFS (QAC-Free System) and Sanitiser+ QFS deliver 24 hour pathogen management.

  • Protects for up to 24 hours against Listeria and other FSA Foodborne pathogens*

  • Works wet and dry

  • Alcohol free

  • Available in liquids & wipes

  • M&S terminal disinfectant approval in progress

Maximum Residue Levels

One of the key challenges currently facing the UK food manufacturing industry is Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). The use of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds in the food industry is long-standing first as a pesticide where it has been used to wash food and in surface disinfection where it has been used to sanitise food preparation surfaces. Due to the reports of alleged misuse of chemicals, the Pesticide Regulations have been tightened with the issuance of MRLs for QAC, meaning to continue operating with excellent, cost-effective QAC-based technologies formulated to an efficacious level, the food industry may fall foul of these regulations on food contact surfaces.

When working in an increasingly regulated industry, it’s critical to continue to challenge yourself technically. When considering the challenge posed by MRLs it was important to Byotrol plc and our customers that we found a solution that not only removed QAC from the formulation but continued to give Byotrol’s trademark ongoing pathogen management in use. That I’m pleased to confirm, we have achieved

Dr Trevor Francis, CTO, Byotrol plc

Byotrol plc’s approach has been to separate the surfaces in the factory, working within the regulations to deliver efficacy across the board. For food contact surfaces where a QAC-free solution is required, Byotrol QFS is now available, Byotrol QFS is Byotrol plc’s first QAC-free technology, using alternative active systems. The technology still delivers 24 hour protection, excellent Listeria management and is designed primarily for food contact surfaces.

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*EN1276, EN13697, effective against Candida albicans following EN1650, effective against P.aeruginosa, E.coli, Campylobacter jejuni and Listeria following PAS 2424 for residual efficacy