News update:Apr 6, 2010

Pas Reform: New standards for hatchery hygiene

Pas Reform has signed an exclusive Agreement to incorporate Microban®, an antimicrobial product protection system, into Smart hatchery technologies.

The agreement, signed this month, will initially see Microban® technology incorporated into Pas Reform’s patented hatcher baskets, reducing the risk of cross-contamination from food poisoning bacteria by up to 99.9%.
Pas Reform says it has always placed great emphasis on the importance of hygiene in the hatchery. The company’s sector-leading Smart incubators already incorporate smooth-walled, ‘food-safe’ anodised aluminium, stainless steel and polystyrene. Cooling circuits are fully integrated into the walls of the SmartHatch™ hatcher to reduce bacterial growth and accelerate highly efficient cleaning.

Director of R&D, Dr. Marleen Boerjan, says that the incorporation of Microban® in Pas Reform’s hatchery products will deliver enhanced levels of product performance, with added protection from bacteria that can compromise embryo and day old chick development: “Heightened awareness of the risks of bacterial transfer and cross contamination in the hatchery means that for us, this was a logical next step in our continual product development strategy,” he says.

Robert Kahn, Microban’s Sales Director Europe: “Pas Reform is a dynamic and respected innovator in the hatchery sector, and this new partnership represents a powerful extension for Microban’s® product deployment into new areas of expertise.”

Natalie Berkhout

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