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.
Custom Probiotic Blends For Pathogen Remediation In Facilities
Log10® offers an alternative solution using probiotics to inhibit pathogen outgrowth. We can customize our probiotics specifically to meet the needs of your exact facility. Farms, food processors, animal feed processors and other facilities where food products are handled may all have diverse types of bacteria to fight. Log10 is the company to turn to for the best probiotics to fight the specific pathogens your facility deals with daily.
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, reoccurring 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.
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 Log10’s customized Pre-Liminate™ probiotic blends.
The Risk Of Existing Remediation Approaches Using Chemicals:
Many foodborne pathogen remediation solutions require a chemical intervention. While the negative effects of these anti-pathogen chemicals may be unproven, you’re still asking your clients to risk putting a foreign substance in their bodies. Your body already contains trillions of bacteria, so the introduction of more in the form of probiotics is unlikely to disrupt your system.
Beneficial Effects of Probiotics Against Common Pathogens for Your Facility
If you already have pathogen remediation procedures in place at your farm, agricultural plant, aquaculture farm, human food or pet feed processor facility, you may wonder why you should consider probiotic solutions for contamination. Upon examination, you’ll find probiotic treatments for pathogens have many benefits, including:
Immediate Action Against Pathogens & Indicator Organisms
Log10® continues to validate results related to the use our probiotics for pathogen remediation. We’ve found that once Pre-Liminate™ custom probiotics are applied, the reduction of indicator organisms like E.coli, Enterobacter, coliforms as well as persistent pathogens like Salmonella and Listeria is almost immediate.
Pathogen Remediation Made Simple with Easy Application
Because of the nature of our probiotic blends, we can customize delivery methods to easily apply them anywhere in your facility. Food processing equipment and facilities can house pathogen-containing biofilms, especially in areas that aren’t readily accessible for cleaning and sanitation. Where other remediation solutions and chemicals can’t reach. Our probiotic blends easily flow into cracks and crevices, essentially entering into every nook and cranny to completely remediate any pathogens or contamination issues.
Reliable Pathogen Remediation For Processing Environments
Our probiotics are a reliable solution for pathogen remediation in any area of the food industry. Whether you are battling a current contamination event or looking for preventive control to ensure you will never have one, probiotics are an effective answer to both of these concerns.
At Log10®, we use ingredients food-grade ingredients and Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) ingredients. Pre-Liminate™ blends are produced under strict quality control protocols, including HACCP and test and hold procedures. We produce fresh probiotics every week, so we always have quality, pathogen-mitigating microorganisms on hand for immediately fulfilling orders as placed. Every production lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) which helps provide product quality verification and traceability information for our valued clientele.
If you need proven pathogen remediation solutions for any food-based industry, please contact Log10 for assistance today.
Why Choose Log10 Pre-Liminate™ Probiotic Blends For Environmental Remediation Services?
Log10® is a pioneer among environmental remediation companies thanks to our Pre-Liminate™ probiotic blends. Our probiotic blends are not just typical probiotics thought to have healthy effects, they are probiotics designed specifically to block, prevent or eliminate pathogens that may contaminate food. Our elite researchers have tirelessly screened thousands of probiotic strains to find the bacteria ideal for fighting foodborne pathogens, making them the best 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 the growth of 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 as 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.