Source: QSR Magazine
Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions, a restaurant and hospitality leader in active kitchen management and environmental sustainability, launched FiltaShield, a new sanitizing service and thermal temperature screening to help restore consumer confidence as businesses reopen across the U.S. and stay-at-home orders are lifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus has changed the way we operate and made us all think differently. FiltaShield’s comprehensive package of services and products were designed specifically to help businesses keep their staff and customers as safe as possible while reenergizing economic growth.
FiltaShield applies an EPA registered broad-spectrum disinfectant that kills 99 percent of bacteria, fungi, molds, and enveloped viruses within minutes. The anti-viral solution is colorless and odorless after drying and has been developed for use in restaurants, bars, shops, offices, hotels, as well as healthcare facilities, universities, entertainment venues, and more. The solution is non-abrasive, non-corrosive and is applied to any surface by spraying a light mist. The mixture is eco-friendly, naturally derived, non-abrasive, and composed of mild surfactants to produce an environmentally responsible sanitizer and disinfectant. No rinse is required, even on food contact surfaces. Businesses treated with FiltaShield receive certification proving the date of service and areas cleaned, helping to provide the confidence of a virus-free environment.
“As we continue to reopen and the wheels of our economy begin to move again, businesses are looking for ways to keep everyone safe while restoring consumer confidence,” says Tom Dunn, Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions CEO. “FiltaShield offers a proven solution and EPA-approved disinfectant that kills enveloped viruses within minutes. Our trained technicians can apply the product using sprayers or electrostatic foggers, which will eliminate the virus on all surfaces including high touchpoints, handles, furniture, walls, and even the floor. And at the end of the treatment, we’ll provide a certificate to confirm sanitization, which can be prominently shown to help reassure guests that the area is safe. It’s an ideal solution for restaurants, bars, hotels, theaters, schools, and so many other kinds of businesses and entities.”
Before deploying FiltaShield, Filta completes a detailed threat analysis to determine the level of cleaning, sanitization and any additional steps necessary, to protect against harmful bacteria, germs, and viruses. Filta technicians are specially trained in identifying at-risk areas and will pay particular attention to any specific high-touch areas. Finally, the Filta technician educates staff on how to keep businesses clean while maintaining high sanitization standards.
Furthermore, the FiltaShield Protection service can provide an extended 30-day wall of protection through a unique nano-molecular layer that creates a hostile barrier to germs. This barrier physically destroys germs and microbes as they come in contact with the colorless, odorless, non-leaching, environmentally safe, and non-corrosive solution.
Recognizing the need for the increased assessment of customer and employee temperatures, Filta has also developed a series of thermographic cameras that can be rapidly deployed as free-standing elevated temperature screening stations. They are quickly installed, easy to operate, and require minimal intervention. The Solo system can screen one person every two seconds while the Hi-Flow system can screen up to 30 people per second. Both provide fast, non-contact screening within an accuracy range of .09 degrees. Developed and tested at international airports, offices, factories, and other public places, both the Solo and Hi-Flow thermographic cameras require no onsite IT support and minimal training because of their intuitive operating system.
In early May, FiltaShield launched in the United Kingdom, where Filta’s international headquarters are located, and has just been deployed in North America. Filta owners across the U.S. and Canada have already begun servicing first responders and other high-need facilities and sometimes at no cost, in an effort to give back to the community during this unprecedented time.
Filta’s strong network of service providers works with nearly 10,000 restaurant and commercial kitchens nationwide every week, servicing restaurants and institutional kitchens inside casinos, universities, hospitals, groceries, business facilities, and professional and collegiate sports stadiums including 23 of the National Football League’s (NFL’s) 32 venues. Filta has recycled nearly 1 billion pounds of used cooking oil into biodiesel, significantly reducing the impact of fryer oil on the environment. For every gallon of biodiesel put into use, Filta prevents 16 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.