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SC Johnson Professional Introduces New AgroBac™ Pure FOAM Hand Wash for Food Handlers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sept. 24, 2018 – SC Johnson Professional today launches its AgroBac™ Pure FOAM, a new antibacterial foam soap formulated specifically for use in food handling and processing environments. The perfume-free and dye-free product is NSF E2 rated, Triclosan-free, killing up to 99.999 percent of many types of common germs within 30 seconds.

“Ideal for use in settings that require high standards of hand hygiene, like food service and food manufacturing, AgroBac Pure FOAM offers users an effective, reliable and triclosan-free product to avoid cross-contamination,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Skin Care, SC Johnson Professional. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases[1]. The spread of germs from the hands of food workers to food is a common cause of foodborne illness outbreaks. According to the CDC, it accounts for 89 percent of outbreaks in which food was contaminated by food workers[2].”

With skin-friendly pH value and high-quality foam, AgroBac Pure FOAM provides a silky-smooth skin cleanser and sanitizer in one. The new product does not taint food when used as an antimicrobial hand wash and is available in a range of sealed cartridge sizes. The foam technology is a highly economical choice, providing over 30 percent more washes compared to standard lotion soap. The foaming wash also saves up to 45 percent on water consumption compared to lotion soap.[3]

Convenient, quick and easy to use, AgroBac Pure FOAM dispenses foam instantly onto hands, reducing time required to create lather and rinsing away quickly without leaving a residue. It also contains skin conditioner, which makes skin feel smooth and firm after use and helps prevent dry skin.

For more information on AgroBac Pure FOAM and SC Johnson Professional’s full skincare portfolio of products for the Food industry, visit www.debgroup.com/us/food.

 

About SC Johnson Professional

SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control, and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s.

SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.

The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind.

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[3] “How a simple change in the washroom can significantly reduce water consumption and associated costs,” Durrant and McKay, 2011