Food Processing

For more than 15 years, Sterilex has been an industry leader in addressing sanitation and microbial challenges, especially in food processing environments. Sterilex’s proprietary PerQuat® technology is recommended by top food safety experts and is mandated for use in numerous corporate-wide food processing sanitation programs. That’s because Sterilex PerQuat®-based products are specifically designed to remove biofilm and kill high risk, zero-tolerance food pathogens and spoilage organisms.

Biofilms are a complex matrix of bacteria, fungi and algae bound together in a sticky gel of polysaccharide and other organic contaminants that are firmly attached to a surface. PerQuat® technology has the ability to remove biofilm in one labor-saving step, and has been recommended by the USDA as a “Best Practice” for Listeria biofilm control.*

Sterilex products have been demonstrated to provide:

  • Significant competitive advantages and operating efficiencies for customers
  • Increased shelf life
  • Prevention of microbial spikes
  • Prevention of product recalls
  • Reduction of product losses
  • Optimization of productivity

PerQuat® key features:

  • Proprietary chemistry specifically designed to remove biofilm and kill resistant organisms such as Listeria
  • Unique EPA-registered anti-biofilm chemistry*
  • Recommended by USDA as “best practice” for Listeria biofilm control
  • Often used as a high-level disinfectant step to enhance sanitation
  • Extra protection in high-risk environments
  • Acts on areas prone to micro challenges
  • Available in liquid or powder forms
  • Chemically scrubs difficult to clean areas

Sterilex products are sold through distribution, either under the Sterilex brand name or under a private label. Please contact us to learn where you can purchase Sterilex products for food processing applications. Sterilex has a strong commitment to in-plant customer service and training. Sterilex products for food and beverage plant applications are available in the US as well as several international locations.


Case Study

Addressing Listeria Challenges in RTE Poultry Plant

When a large fully cooked and deboned RTE poultry facility was experiencing periodic environmental Listeria positives, they contacted Sterilex. After Sterilex recommended the use of Sterilex Ultra Disinfectant Cleaner & Activator and Sterilex Ultra Powder dry floor sanitizer, the facility reduced Listeria positives by 80%.

Contact Us

We provide only the highest-quality products to advance your cleaning and sanitation program and are committed to customer service and training. Sterilex products are available in the US as well as several international locations. For more information, contact us at 800-511-1659 or use this form, and a representative will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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*Biofilm label claims approved for specific applications only. See product label for full label claims and usage instructions.