Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems, South Hill, Va., announced medical-quality infection prevention technology, available for the food processing and foodservice industries.

The AUVS KR615 Germicidal Enclosure was developed specifically to address the issue of mobile devices that move freely around hospitals and are known agents of cross-contamination. The same issues exist in the food processing and foodservice industries, where cell phones and small tablets frequently come in close contact with food and equipment.

The KR615’s Ultra-Violet technology is said to sanitize 99.9% of C. diff, MRSA, noroviruses, E. coli and other bacteria in just 48 seconds. High-touch devices that move in and out of food handling facilities can also be cleaned as often as necessary.

How it works is, each item is placed inside the enclosure, the KR615’s door is closed, and with the press of a button, a 48-second UV decontamination cycle begins.

The KR615–now commonly call “The UV Box” in medical circles–uses a patented, enhanced application of UV.

Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems, LLC