eWater is an effective alternative to conventional chemical sanitisers meeting the requirements of the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Published by Dr Harriet Whiley, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health at Flinders University. This report provides business and regulators with a detailed review of eWater efficacy and propport for the solution meeting the requirements of Australia New Zealand Food Standards.
Having confidence in what you are using
As a commercial hygiene system that is heavily used in food industries, the efficacy’s of eWater is as important to us as it is to you. eWater first and foremost must deliver on its promise to be as effective as conventional synthetic chemical sanitising products.
eWater and its underlying water electrolysis technology has long been tested with thousands of research papers available demonstrating its power as a highly effective anti-microbial sanitiser that is suitable for the highest food safety standards.
At eWater we have worked to take an extra step to ensure you, your clients and regulators are confident with the solution. This has included extensive Australian based microbiology testing, accreditation from national bodies and commissioned research on the potential of this technology.
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Flinders University Report Overview
Published in October 2019, this Flinders University Report provides an overview of the current evidence supporting the use of electrolysed water as an alternative to conventional sanitisers and supports how eWater Systems meets the requirements of Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code 3.2.2 Division 5 – Cleaning, Sanitising and Maintenance.
The following are extracts of the report commentary:
The presented evidence demonstrates that eWater provides an alternative to traditional sanitisers for the disinfection of food preparation surfaces and equipment post-cleaning. It has the added benefit of being user and environmentally friendly and safe for direct contact on fresh produce. In addition to the sanitising solution, eWater also produces an effective cleaning solution with detergent and degreasing properties.
eWater sanitiser is an excellent example of the industry driving innovation to provide businesses with an alternative to traditional chemical sanitisers, whilst still meeting the requirements of the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code.
The evidence demonstrates that eWater meets the definition of a process that reduces the number of microorganisms on a food contact surface or utensil to prevent the transmission of an infectious disease without compromising the safety of the food as set out in Standard 3.2.2, Division 5 – cleaning, Sanitising and maintenance
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What is eWater?
eWater Hygiene Systems use saltwater electrolysis technology to generate commercial grade cleaning and sanitising solution.
The system enables businesses to have their own onsite plant for generating cleaning and sanitising solution, when and where it is needed. Both solutions are non-toxic and do not leave any chemical residue after use, making them incredibly safe and easy to use. This enables a wide variety of applications in a diverse range of industries.
How it works
The science behind eWater® is as simple as the design is elegant. Starting with ordinary tap water, the eWater Hygiene System use a mild salt solution and electrical current to create two streams of electrolysed water—one for cleaning, the other for sanitising.
As an on-demand generation system, production of each solution is initiated as required by passing an electrical charge through an electrolyte. Using positive and negative charge points in the electrolysis cell, a chemical reaction is induced producing eWater in two solutions.
The negatively charged eWater Cleaner has a pH as high as 11 and consists predominantly of sodium hydroxide (a primary ingredient in many soaps) giving it detergent properties. These active characteristics break down grime and FOG. This solution leaves no chemical residue as it biodegrades and as such makes it a streak free glass, stainless and surface cleaner.
From the negative charge, naturally forming hypochlorous acid is created. Unlike commercial antibacterial agents, eWater Sanitiser works through an electrochemical process. The microbe’s cellular walls are weakened and then invaded by the eWater sanitising solution which forces the microbe to burst in under 10 seconds. This means it is 80 times faster than household bleach, but safe enough for a child to handle*.
Our customers across Australia are passionate users of eWater for the clear benefits it provides them on top of simply being an effective sanitiser. Tested and proven in the stringent environments of hospital, aged care and convention centre kitchens, eWater has delivered year after year.
“Our micro results consistently point to eWater solutions as being as effective as traditional chemicals in reducing bacterial numbers to safe levels”
Eileen Palmieri, Food Safety Manager, Medichef, Austin Hospital