You may have read the article in the June edition of Which? magazine that questions whether antibacterial products are really necessary. It’s a really interesting and thought provoking article that you can read here, but one that our MD, Lloyd Atkin, felt compelled to reply to:
“ At Bio-D, we don’t believe in killing bacteria for the sake of it as many types of bacteria are harmless or even beneficial to us. This is why we don’t not test or make claims regarding products like Laundry Products or Washing up Liquid as we believe there simply is not any need for these items to kill bacteria.
We do, however, test several of our products to the BS EN 1276 standard for control of E-Coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus Aureus (the SA of MRSA). The reason that we choose to do this is that many of our customers/supporters in independent retail also prepare food or sell fresh food in their premises and there is an Environmental Health requirement for them to use products that conform to the BS EN Standard. After talking to customers, we developed a Hand Wash, and two hard surface cleaners (All Purpose Sanitiser and Multi Surface Sanitiser) to cover the requirements of our customers. We focused only on products that were required by EHO’s in food preparation areas as we don’t believe in gimmicks. You can argue that good hand washing practice kills germs anyway but this is not acceptable to an EHO. Many of our customers are also parents so like to wipe their children’s high chairs and changing mats with a certified product for peace of mind. We also launched our Home and Garden Sanitiser tested to this standard which is for cleaning sinks, drains and wheelie bins etc. The thinking behind this is that many foul odours are caused by bacteria and in order to neutralise these we need an anti-bacterial action. All of the mentioned products are still however safe for use in septic tanks as they are carefully formulated not to be overly powerful and to biodegrade readily.”
What are your thoughts on the article? We’d be interested to hear your points of view
Lloyd and Sara