Best Sanitizers Inc., is offering a sanitizing systemfor footwear and reduce pathogens in produce production facilities.
Best Sanitizers Inc., is offering a sanitizing systemfor footwear and reduce pathogens in produce production facilities.

(CORRECTED): Best Sanitizers Inc., is offering a sanitizing system to sanitize footwear and reduce pathogens in produce production facilities.

The Nevada City, Calif.-based company has introduced its SmartStep Footwear Sanitizing System.

The system helps produce processing operations improve pathogen protection by reducing cross-contamination from footwear before employees enter the production area or other critical control zones, according to a news release.

The foot-operated unit delivers a compressed air mist of Alpet D2 surface sanitizer to the bottom of the employee’s footwear.

The mist covers footwear soles while using only 0.2 ounces of chemicals which minimizes chemical waste and improves moisture control, according to the release.

The delivery method helps production plants where reducing pathogens and controlling moisture is critical, according to the release.

The Alpet sanitizer is widely used throughout the food processing industry for sanitizing tools, hard surfaces and water sensitive equipment and is a no-rinse 58% isopropyl alcohol/quaternary ammonia formulation that is safe for use on food contact surfaces, according to the release.

The small SmartStep unit can be placed anywhere in a processing facility, according to the release.

Operators can place numerous units throughout the plant wherever pathogen reduction from footwear is needed and optional handles and boot scrubber allows the system be tailored to meet a plant’s specific needs, according to the release.

(Note on correction: The story originally incorrectly stated the sanitizing properties of the product in the first paragraph and mistated the comapny's headquarters).