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Zep Inc. Offers Entryway Sanitizing System and Disinfectant/Sanitizer

System and Sanitizer Helps Prevent Cross-Contamination in Food Plants

ATLANTA (January 22, 2008) – Understanding that aggressive intervention can be the best path to prevention, Zep Inc. offers food processing facilities the C4 Cross Contamination Control Center and Door San entryway sanitizer – a product that reduces microbial contamination both between raw and cooked areas and between the outside environment and clean processing areas.

“Proper sanitation in food processing facilities is critical to ensure the production of wholesome, quality products and the creation of a safe environment for workers,” says Blaine Morton, director of marketing and business development, Food, Zep Inc.  “A robust sanitation program helps processors achieve a longer shelf-life for their product, reduces the potential for harmful bacteria to cause foodborne illness, and helps processors comply with regulatory requirements.”

A preferred alternative to simple foot-dip stations, the C4 Cross Contamination Control Center is simple to install and operate, and does not require the messy dump-and-refill process associated with foot-dip stations.

The C4 Cross Contamination Control Center provides adjustable foam and delay cycles, with two doorway foam nozzles included with each unit.  It can be installed on any size doorway or entrance up to 12 feet wide and can be combined in series with other C4 units for sanitizing multiple points of entry.  The nozzles are easily adjustable to ensure proper floor coverage.  A manual override button is also included.

Zep Door San produces a thick, rich, stable foam that lasts up to thirty minutes – three times longer than similar products – resulting in longer contact time, a critical factor in the fight against microbial contamination.  A fifth-generation quaternary ammonium chloride compound, the concentrated disinfectant and sanitizer clings to boots and wheels, and penetrates cracks and crevices.

When used as directed, Zep Door San kills Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella choleraesuis.  As a sanitizer, the clear, colorless liquid does not require a potable water rinse (when used at 1 ounce per 4 gallons) on non-food contact surfaces.  It can also be diluted up to 1 part Door San to 512 parts water for sanitizing, making it more cost-efficient than other products.  Zep Door San is also an effective small fly ovicidal and can be used for disinfection of poultry/turkey equipment, swine quarters, animal quarters and kennels.  It is available in 5-gallon pails or 55-gallon drums.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), with fiscal year 2007 net sales of more than $565 million, is a leading producer, marketer, and service provider of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets.  Zep’s product portfolio includes anti-bacterial and industrial hand care products, cleaners, degreasers, deodorizers, disinfectants, floor finishes, sanitizers, and pest and weed control products.  Zep continually expands its product portfolio and service offerings through the introduction of new products and formulations as well as the introduction of new services to meet the demands of the industry and its customers.  The company markets these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Enforcer®, and Selig, some of which have been in existence for more than 70 years.  Zep is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  Visit the company at www.zep.com.

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