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Infection control of thickened drinks

21 May 2020

Due to Covid-19, infection control is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

Back in 2017 Infection Control was a key target for the NHS and so we were the 1st company to apply an anti-bacterial barrier coating to our Slõ Milkshakes+ packaging.

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) can develop either as a direct result of healthcare interventions such as medical or surgical treatment, or from being in contact with a healthcare setting.

The term HCAI covers a wide range of infections. The most well-known include those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). As we all know these pose a serious risk to patients, staff and visitors.

We therefore looked at our own products to see what we can do to reduce an infection risk and realised it could be possible for infections to be transferred by a products’ packaging and labelling. Something we are now all familiar with.

The solution was to have a barrier coating applied to products to prevent transfer.

As a redirect result, after working with MPH – a specialist printer to the pharmaceutical industry ( an anti-bacterial barrier coating is always applied to the outside of each Slõ Milkshakes+ pack.

Please note we are not claiming it can prevent the transfer of Covid-19.

This unique anti-bacterial barrier coating helps to prevent transfer of contaminants and pathogens which viruses need to grow and therefore dramatically reduces the risk of cross-contamination.

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