Middleby Corporation has announced an investment and licensing agreement with Vyv that will see the firm’s proprietary antimicrobial LED technology used within its foodservice equipment.
The two companies will work together to embed and deploy Vyv antimicrobial lighting technologies to create cleaner food environments.
Vyv is a continuous antimicrobial LED technology which greatly reduces the growth and presence of bacteria and other unwanted microorganisms.
As the innovation does not use ultraviolent light, it is certified to international standards for continuous and unrestricted use around people, plants and animals.
James K. Pool III, chief technology and operations officer at Middleby, said: “Vyv antimicrobial technology has provided high levels of safety and sanitation through continuous protection for their customers, which are highly respected companies and well-known institutions.
“The company’s exclusive innovation has been successfully implemented in markets with complex challenges, and we know they are a great fit with Middleby and our strategy. As we rapidly develop and bring new, innovative products to market addressing food and foodservice safety, partnering with Vyv ensures we will offer the most advanced products in the market to promote the health and wellness for our operators and their customers.”
Mr Pool added: “Through this partnership, Middleby and Vyv are well-positioned to deliver cleaner food preparation environments by introducing Middleby products with embedded Vyv LEDs and in the surrounding environments with an extensive assortment of overhead antimicrobial lighting fixtures for processing plants, commercial kitchens and any foodservice facility.”
Vyv has a broad product portfolio, offering comprehensive environmental protection through its White Antimicrobial+LightTM overhead LED light fixtures.
Harnessing LED technology provides additional benefits to customers with an energy efficient and environmentally sustainable antimicrobial approach to continuous microbe reductions.
Colleen Costello, CEO of Vyv, said: “The Vyv proven antimicrobial LED technology and our experience solving complex microbial challenges makes for an important integration with the Middleby product portfolio and expertise across the food industry. Combining the global technology leader in commercial food service and processing equipment with the Vyv sustainable and versatile technology will enable both companies to directly address customers’ microbial challenges head on.”