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Ecolab Receives 2015 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

July 13, 2015
By Business Wire News

ST. PAUL, Minn.

Ecolab has received a 2015 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo Innovation Award for the development of DrySan™ Duo, an innovative EPA-registered technology providing the first no-rinse cleaner and sanitizer for dry- or low-moisture processing environments.

Presented to Ecolab by the IFT at its Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago, the award honors outstanding innovation in products, ingredients, applications, instruments, equipment, technology and services. Judging criteria for the award includes solving for a problem relevant to food science and technology, technical advancement, scientific merit, benefits to food manufacturers and/or consumers and other criteria, and was performed by a panel of jurors from industry, academia, and government.

The development of DrySan Duo demonstrates Ecolab’s ongoing commitment to promote and advance food safety. The food and beverage processing industry has long wrestled with cleaning and sanitizing in dry-processing environments. Typical solutions are labor intensive and often not optimal in ensuring food safety and quality, productivity or worker safety. DrySan Duo was designed to address these challenges, helping customers effectively and efficiently provide safe food to consumers.

“Our team continues to work aggressively to develop new and innovative ways to drive food safety solutions throughout the entire food and beverage processing industry,” said Jill Wyant, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Global Food & Beverage.

DrySan Duo is an effective two-step, ready-to-use cleaner and sanitizer that reduces or eliminates the need to introduce water to clean moisture-sensitive environments, such as when dry ingredients are used in milling or baking processes. In addition, DrySan Duo helps to improve operational efficiencies, including cleaning time, and enhances employee safety.

More information about DrySan Duo is available online at or meet with the Ecolab team at booth (#1950) at the IFT Food Expo, July 12-14, in Chicago.

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2014 sales of $14 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit

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About Institute of Food Technologists
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is committed to advancing the science of food. Our non-profit scientific society—more than 17,000 members from more than 95 countries—brings together food scientists, technologists and related professionals from academia, government and industry. For more information, please visit


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