Silver contains antimicrobial additives – this has been known since the time of the Pharaohs. Silver has been used for thousands of years to help prevent the growth of bacteria without the high toxicity associated with other metals. In medieval France they plated entire hospital wards in Silver to help heal and protect patients from any harmful bacteria.
However in today’s society we use silver a little bit differently. For example you will find it in topical gels to treat serious burns and in coated dressings to aid wound healing. In 2000, Biomaster pioneered the use of silver based antibacterial additives and is now the recognised leader in antibacterial additive technology. Biomaster antimicrobial technology is incorporated in the majority ETI products during the manufacturing process, ensuring lifelong protection against the risk of bacterial cross contamination. As well as being harmful to health, outbreaks of food poisoning can damage brands, and the reputation of stores, food producers and restaurants.
The risk of food-borne contamination is widespread, existing in restaurants, bars, hotels, supermarkets, hospitals, schools, aircraft, cruise ships and your home. Anywhere where food is made, prepared or eaten. Biomaster treated products have been proven to reduce the growth of food borne bacteria such as E.Coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter by up to 99.99%, so by choosing an ETI product with Biomaster additive, you are protected 24 hours a day, every day.
How does Biomaster Technology work?
According to the Biomaster website…
“When bacteria come into contact with a Biomaster protected surface, the silver ions prevent them from growing, producing energy or replicating, therefore they die. Unlike some antimicrobial agents, Biomaster is incredibly durable, long lasting and highly active. When added, it is dispersed throughout the entire item and becomes an integral part of the product.
Silver is inorganic and non-leaching which means that, unlike organic antimicrobial agents / technologies, it stays within the item to which it is added. The controlled release of the active ingredient provides maximum antibacterial protection for the lifetime of the product.”
As you can see the Biomaster additive is a great way of helping to keep your thermometers and other instruments in the kitchen from growing harmful bacteria.
Make sure to check out ETI instruments to see how you can ensure both the safety and correct cooking of your food.