Hygiene is key to ensuring a safe food chain. The implementation of a good disinfection plan is of vital importance in the food industry.

Pathogens such as Salmonella spp, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter spp. are the cause of a large number of food-borne toxins and, therefore, one of the biggest public health problems today.

To avoid this, it is essential to eliminate them from the different points of the food production and processing chain.


Salmonella spp., L. monocytogenes and Campylobacter spp. adhere to the surfaces of installations, machinery and pipelines, forming a matrix of extracellular polymeric material (biofilm).

The presence of biofilm reduces the effectiveness of biocides due to the difficulty in penetrating the matrix of polymeric material.

In turn, the existence of such a matrix will facilitate colonisation by new pathogenic bacteria.

For this reason and for greater effectiveness in sanitisation, the elimination of the biofilm created is an indispensable step prior to the use of disinfectants.

Neodix(chlorine dioxide precursor) is SomVital’s key product solution in the presence of Salmonella spp., L. monocytogenes and Campylobacter spp.

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  • Broad spectrum virucidal, bactericidal, yeasticidal and fungicidal disinfectant

  • Reacts with disulphide bridges leading to denaturation of cellular protein structures

  • Penetrates viral capsid causing damage to genetic material

Neodix removes biofilm from surfaces and pipes and is a key product in the disinfection process in the food industry.

For more information about Neodix, please contact our technical team.