Milk House Chemicals > Biofilms
What are biofilms?
Biofilms are a problem on many dairy operations.
A biofilm is a group of microorganisms that stick to each other and adhere to a surface. They are often invisible layers of bacterial growth found on stainless steel surfaces in milk lines. Bacteria from biofilms can trap other bacteria and periodically shed into the milk line, elevating bacteria counts.
Peracetic acid is a powerful oxidizing agent able to penetrate the protective shell on a biofilm, and kill underlying bacteria better than chlorine. AgroChem offers multiple products that contain peracetic acid, which breaks down biofilms.