We think PAS2424 is a
frontrunner for the hygiene sector.
This standard has
managed to take the problem out of validating long lasting antimicrobial
efficacy on surfaces and turn the credibility of what companies say about their
products into a simple, regulated British standard.
This means our customers,
especially in the food processing industry, can ensure they are working with
long lasting, sanitised and safe surfaces at all times.
Byotrol, a producer of
professional and consumer antimicrobial technologies and products, recognised
the need for setting a standard that could be independently measured and
assessed. It also knew the industry needed something that would be recognised
in the long term by EU standards as a test methodology for the residual
antimicrobial activity of sanitising products on surfaces.
This is where Byotrol the
UK-based company stepped its game up and partnered with BSI (British Standards
Institution) to develop a consensus-based test method. In doing this they would
create a standard that would allow antimicrobial residual levels to be
independently measured and assessed. Byotrol chose BSI due to the company’s
credibility, independence and ability to promote innovation across the
industry- standards we at Guthrie Group find fundamental when working with
The development took a lot of
diligence and involved the creation of an independent steering group which
included healthcare professionals, consumer groups, professional bodies and the
HSE to ensure a broad range of views were undertaken. It also promotes good
practice from inception of the idea, right through to the final standards being
Fast forward a few years and
we can now offer our customers surface sanitiser products by Byotrol, validated
by PAS2424. Products with this standard give assurance that your surface
remains protected for 24 hours following application of the sanitiser,
particularly against foodborne pathogens. The standard will make it
easier for any organisation involved with biocidal technology to substantiate
to their customers and the industry, their claims that products they create,
work as efficiently as they say.
Byotrol PAS 2424 is also now
acknowledged in Europe, and is on the working group to be a European recognised
The Guthrie Group is Byotrol’s
premier partner in Scotland and you can view our range of sanitisers here.