From time to time, a number of our customers have brought our attention to their competitors’ products incorporating organic antimicrobial technology, based on chemicals such as Triclosan. There is increasing concern about the chemicals being used in the environment and a belief they are a possible source of creating microbial resistance; the news items below show action against Triclosan. Please note that BioCote® silver ion (micro) technology is inorganic and there is no evidence to support that products containing BioCote® create microbial resistance within the environment. Neither should BioCote® be mixed up with nano silver, which is a different technology.
29 Mar 2010 – FOOD QUALITY NEWS.COM
“The chemical triclosan has been formally withdrawn from a European list for use as a food contact material but plastic containing the substance can be marketed until late 2011, said Brussels.” Read Article
8 April 2010 – “THE WASHINGTON POST”
“The Food and Drug Administration said recent research raises “valid concerns” about the possible health effects of triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in a growing number of liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, dishwashing liquids, shaving gels and even socks, workout clothes and toys.” Read Article