Probiotic Solutions for Pathogen Elimination
Whether you are a food or pet food processing facility, an agricultural or aquaculture producer, oversee livestock operations, or one of the biggest concerns to your business is pathogen contamination of food, feed, or the production environment. Just one pathogen event could result in a significant financial impact to your company as you work to eliminate it, or worse yet require you to issue a product recall damaging your brand and company reputation.
Unfortunately, some pathogens, like listeria and salmonella, are easily detectable, but can be very difficult to identify the source of contamination. Many of the commonly proposed solutions come in the form of harsh chemicals. Log10® offers an alternative solution using probiotics to inhibit pathogen outgrowth. To be an effective solution for pathogen inhibition, probiotics must be applied alive and delivered in an adequate concentration to confer a beneficial application. These are both very important factors because they allow the probiotics to reach optimal activity and become extremely aggressive antagonists towards specific pathogens. There are thousands of strains of probiotic bacteria. Careful strain selection is a major key in establishing the effectiveness of customized Pre-Liminate™ probiotic blends.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” That benefit can take many forms, but one of the most important benefits that probiotics can offer is the remediation of environmental pathogens that can be found in food processing facilities. Because these are live, beneficial organisms, they don’t have the same potential health hazards as chemical remediation methods.
Two of the most well-known probiotic bacteria species include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Thousands of these strains have been collected, isolated, identified and researched extensively by the Log10® microbiological research team.
How Do You Control Contamination Using Probiotics?
Physical environments such as food processing facilities contain a number of bacteria that make up the microbiome. This is true for animal, pet and human food processing facilities, and agricultural and aquacultural areas. They can all contain a biofilm of microorganisms somewhere in the facility or on equipment that has developed over time. No matter how well the facility cleans and sanitizes, the biofilm isn’t easily destroyed and continues to be a source of unidentified, reoccuring contamination within a facility.
By interfering with the development of pathogenic bacteria, probiotics can be used as a neutral means of inhibiting and remediating pathogen contamination in your facility without adding the use of harsh chemicals to the process.
Why Choose Log10 Pre-Liminate™ Probiotic Environmental Remediation Services?
Log10® is a pioneer among environmental remediation companies thanks to our Pre-Liminate™ probiotic blends. Our Pre-Liminate™ probiotic blends. Our probiotic blends are the solution to prevent or eliminate pathogen biofilms that have developed in food processing facility environments. When all other corrective actions have been exhausted this is often the only effective solution a company can turn to.
Probiotic microorganisms have proven to inhibit growth of to pathogenic microorganisms. Introducing probiotics inherently changes the microbiome of the food processing environment from problematic and potentially pathogenic to reflect an environment full of probiotics which include many traditionally associated benefits. Validation studies have shown the removal of pathogens such Salmonella and Listeria from commercial food processing environments simply by the distribution of Pre-Liminate™ probiotic formulations within the facility. This process is a patented successful intervention-and-prevention technology available for immediate application in any food facility environment.
For more information about how our probiotics can help your food business, please contact us today.