Ecolab has received a 2021 Edison Award in the Covid-19 Innovation category for its Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer – the first product registered by the EPA to kill the Covid-19 virus in just 15 seconds.
The versatile cleaner sanitizer is the only product proven to kill the Covid-19 virus in 15 seconds that is approved for use on food contact surfaces without requiring a rinse – saving foodservice operators time and resources.
“We’re honored to receive an Edison Award for our Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer as we continue to develop solutions designed to combat the Covid-19 virus and other public health and food safety challenges,” said Timothy Mulhere, executive vice president and president of Global Institutional & Specialty Services, the Ecolab group that serves the hospitality, foodservice and food retail industries.
“Our innovations are key to helping our foodservice customers and other businesses meet heightened expectations for cleanliness and more stringent public health and hygiene protocols. Together, we are advancing cleaner, safer, more efficient practices and building consumer confidence.”
Ecolab’s Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer is a concentrated no-rinse, 2-in-1 cleaner and sanitizer designed for use on any hard, non-porous food contact surface – from food prep areas and the third sink in the kitchen to guest tables.
The product, available for use in spray bottle, bucket, wipe, third sink or electrostatic spray applications, simplifies restaurant hygiene procedures by combining an effective cleaner and sanitizer into one solution without the need to rinse between cleaning and sanitizing or before contact with food surfaces. In addition to the COVID-19 virus, this cleaner sanitizer is proven to kill Norovirus, influenza and the common cold virus.
One of nine Covid-19 innovations recognized this year, Ecolab’s Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer was chosen as the 2021 Bronze Edison Award winner by a panel of judges comprised of more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics.