Mechline HyGenikx Independently Proven to Prolong the Shelf-life of Fresh Food

HyGenikx is an advanced air and surface sanitisation system proven to extend the shelf-life of fresh food. Independently tested and verified, it has been shown to increase the shelf-life of products by an average of 58% (approximately 7.5 days)—with some produce proving to last as much as 150% longer!

Mechline’s advanced air and surface sanitisation system, HyGenikx is proven to extend the life and quality of fresh perishable food, which can significantly reduce food waste and cost. 

In an independent validation project, HyGenikx was assessed on its ability to prolong the shelf-life of produce stored in a cold room, as well as its ability to improve environmental conditions. This study was carried out by ALS Laboratories, the UK’s leading provider of food and drink testing services. The project was structured in two phases, identical in all aspects except for the introduction of the HyGenikx unit at the beginning of the second phase. 

11 food items were trialled, all selected on the basis that they were considered “high risk”. These were: Asparagus Spears, Broccoli, Cherries, Cherry Tomatoes, Chestnut Mushrooms, Cucumber, Grapes, Green Beans, Peach, Raspberries and Strawberries. Care was taken to ensure that comparable products were selected for both phases, with variables such as shelf-life, weight, transport method and handling all as similar as possible.

Shelf Life Results

The overall results showed a consistent increase in the shelflife
of the produce during the second phase of the trial with
HyGenikx (compared to the first phase, without), with an
average increase of the shelf-life of 58.1% (approximately 7.5
days). The assessment showed an increase in the shelf-life of
all 11 products trialled, with this increase ranging from 14% to
150%. The highest three increases recorded were Strawberries,
with +150% (+9 days), Chestnut Mushrooms, with +107.1%
(+15 days) and Grapes with a twofold increase (+12 days).

These results were matched by a decrease in the recorded
surface and air contamination of the cold store. With HyGenikx,
the surface contamination decreased by approximately 45%
and the air contamination by approximately 76% overall.

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