March 2004
FDA Approves Antibacterial Silver in Food Industry

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FDA Approves Antibacterial Silver in Food Industry: AgIONS ( Antimicrobial / Antibacterial Silver )

As reported by the Silver Institute, First Quarter 2004

AgIONS Technologies incorporated received approval by the FDA in October 2003 for use in the food industry. The FDA informed AgIONS Technologies that the product has been added to the FDA's list of food contact substances.

The AgIONS Type AK product is comprised of 5% silver contained within an inert crystalline carrier. When subject to small amounts of moisture, AgIONS begins to release silver ions, which then act to eliminate bacterial growth on treated surfaces.

AgIONS is specifically designed and engineered as a surface treatment system, with wide applications in the food processing industry. Since most food processing plants have a zero tolerance policy for bacterial spoilage, the use of silver to treat surfaces and equipment used in food processing will greatly reduce bacterial growth, even under the most challenging food processing conditions.


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