A new food hygiene system has been launched in the UK by Applied Technology, a subsidiary of retail lighting company Bäro Lighting.

Bäro has researched and developed the UV Germicide Irradiation (UVGI) technique, culminating in the design of a range of systems that are effective for use throughout the food hygiene chain including food sectors such as bakery.

The Bäro UV-C disinfection systems reduce the risks of contamination from the naturally high spore content of flour and old bread deposits, throughout the cooling, slicing, storage, transport and packaging stages of production.

The systems use UV-C radiation, resulting in disinfection rates as high as 99.9%.