Buffet equipment provider Eastern Tabletop has partnered with Vyv, a developer of continuous use UV-free antimicrobial light technology, to introduce CleanOhr, a new line of products designed for hands-free microbial cleaning of commercial kitchens, buffet stations and conference rooms.
The products aim to create complete interior environments that are fundamentally inhospitable for viruses, bacteria and other microbes to survive, replicate or grow on surfaces, said Sol Basch, president of Eastern Tabletop. “By partnering with Vyv, Eastern is making a major advancement in our mission to instill greater confidence for people to feel secure as they begin to travel and dine out again.”
Eastern’s CleanOhr continuous-use antimicrobial lighting products kill foodborne organisms such as salmonella and listeria as well as other organisms, including viruses. Designed for retrofit, remodel and replacement, CleanOhr multitasks as both traditional lighting while providing antimicrobial protection with Vyv’s proprietary Antimicrobial+Light LED technology, which meets standards for continuous and unrestricted use around people.
The UV-free antimicrobial portable strip lighting can be used with a pendant light, magnetic self-stick or can be slid into Eastern’s specially designed self-standing countertop units. Strips come in 2-foot lengths and can daisy chain up to 12 feet.
In addition to the strip lighting, Vyv’s overhead antimicrobial lighting fixtures provide continuous protection from the time food supplies are received to when the food is served.