The trend towards regional farm products opens a new application segment for Electrolux Professional: high-quality professional dishwashers that meet the highest hygiene standards.
Swiss researchers at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts recently investigated how everyday life in Coronavirus times affects consumer behavior. From the results of their survey, the scientists concluded that many people want to eat healthier in the future and are also paying more attention to the regional nature of food. The changed behavior could reinforce the trend towards local farms.
Yogurt and milk are among the popular farm products. Producing and marketing dairy products has so far been viewed with skepticism by agricultural dairy farmers. After all, how can farm products such as milk or yogurt be packaged that they meet the high hygienic requirements of food safety?
Electrolux Professional investigated this possibility after receiving a request from the agricultural sector. The Company recently carried out the practical test:
Electrolux Professional prepared milk bottles for the test as well as small and large yogurt glasses with milk residues that dried up after a certain time. The testers left half of the jars for 3 hours, the other half was dried for 5 minutes at 248°F (120°C). The glasses were washed in a green&clean Hood Type Dishwasher.
“The result of the test was highly positive,” Faber says.
The large milk bottles with a height of 10 inches (260 mm) and an opening diameter of 2 inches (45 mm) were rinsed hygienically clean in a time of 14 seconds after 10 or 15 minutes at 147°F (64 °C) and a rinse with 190°F (90°C) hot water and also showed no residues of detergent. The tests with the large yogurt glasses (5 in (125 mm) high and 2.5 in (60 mm) opening diameter ), as well as the small glasses (3.5 in (90 mm) high and 2 in (47 mm) opening), achieved the same result. The milk bottles were rinsed for 10 minutes, while the yogurt glasses, which had only been standing around for 3 hours, took only 5 minutes. The rinsing process with 197°F (92°C hot water lasted 14 seconds for all glasses.
Electrolux Professional plans to specify its farm dishwasher solutions and distribute them in the new application segment.
For further information, please contact Erin Gordon, Head of Marketing North America, Electrolux Professional, [email protected]