HUNT VALLEY, MD. - Food retailers and manufacturers are faced with the challenge of keeping their essential workers safe and healthy amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. EPA-registered disinfectant producer Sterilex has an expanded protocol designed to safeguard workers for essential businesses in the food supply chain. 

“Essential workers within the food industry don’t have the luxury of telecommuting. It requires hands-on labor and an element of risk to maintain our food supply,” said Dr. Shira Kramer, public health epidemiologist and founder of Sterilex. “We want to help food manufacturers enhance their disinfection protocols to protect their valued employees and keep supply chains open and running.” 

Sterilex’s additional protocols encompass zones where worker safety could be compromised such as breakrooms, locker rooms and offices. Expanded disinfection of these areas can be accomplished by mopping, wiping and spraying surfaces. Non-food contact surfaces do not need rinsing. 

The company’s Sterilex Ultra Disinfectant Cleaner Solution 1 can be used to kill SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Sterilex’s full cleaning recommendations can be viewed here