Ecolab Inc. has developed a patented new commercial liquid sterilant system for use in aseptic packaging for low acid dairy beverages in Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) bottling applications. Enviro San and ES-1000, a patented two part system from Ecolab, allows for effective antimicrobial sterilization with lower concentrations of peroxyacetic acid. Ecolab has received registration from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the use of Enviro San and ES-1000 as a commercial sterilant treatment system for packaging aseptically in FDA validated equipment for low acid filler.
It is the first product of its kind in the United States and will only be available from Ecolab.
“At Ecolab we work every day to find new ways to help our customers run their operations efficiently while reducing the risk of foodborne illness,” said Tom Schnack, Ecolab vice president and general manager, food and beverage North America. “Enviro San and ES-1000 will help dairy beverage bottling facilities lower their aseptic packaging costs by reducing the operating temperatures, raw materials and freight costs.”
Enviro San and ES-1000 can be used at lower operating temperatures than hydrogen peroxide sterilizing solutions, which helps reduce energy costs. In addition, lower temperatures allow for the use of lighter weight containers which can help bottlers reduce costs in materials and freight. Sealed containers of low acid dairy beverages sterilized with Enviro San and ES-1000 can be transported at ambient temperatures.