March 2004
FDA Approves Antibacterial Silver in Food Industry

Website Search

Main Website Sections

Colloidal Silver

Silver & Sars

Silver Coated
Antimicrobial Mats

Food Contact Substances

Biocidal Silver
Wood Preservative


Welcome to our silver news center, which has been designed to archive silver related news stories, articles, and press coverage.

Featured: Activated Oxygen and Ozone

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.


See also: Silver & Medical Applications

This article has been viewed

times since August 2009

back to top

Silver in the News

Newest Comments
James Heathen on silveruse3.php at 10:29pm (15th-Jan)
Pam on medical-doctors-silver.php at 1:53pm (12th-Jul)
Earl on SIS Machines at 6:53pm (25th-May)
Earl on Silverpuppy Generators at 6:31pm (25th-May)
Silvermedicine on Community Message Board at 2:23pm (30th-Mar)

Comment(s) for This Page

Comments (0)

No comments yet. Be the first!

Add Comment

* Required information

Featured: A Cure for Acid Reflux?

Website Visitor Details

Current Number of Visitors Online: 14
Most Ever Online: 1023


Page Last Modified: 11/23/21 07:10