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Hobart Includes Microban Protection in 2000-Series Slicers

Hobart Corporation recently announced an agreement with Microban Products Company that will make Hobart the first manufacturer to include built-in antimicrobial product protection in food equipment for the foodservice industry.

Microban® protection, which is incorporated into the external plastic components during the manufacturing process, works to continually inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi, keeping the slicer cleaner between cleanings. Microban is built into the external plastic components of the Hobart 2000-Series Slicers to work continuously between cleanings to maintain a lower level of odor and stain-causing microorganisms.

This offering provides an added level of product protection when used in conjunction with normal cleaning practices. It also gives operators the comfort of knowing that they are taking advantage of the very latest antimicrobial and cleaning technology.

"Hobart is committed to helping foodservice operators advance their cleanliness programs," said John McDonough, president of Hobart’s foodservice division. "Microban antimicrobial product protection is one example of how Hobart is providing innovative solutions to address pressing customer issues."

Microban protection is added to the slicer’s external plastic components just like color during the manufacturing process. This makes the antimicrobial benefit a durable feature that is engineered to last the life of the product.

"Hobart has a unique and broad understanding of the industry. That, coupled with their history of more than a century as an industry leader, allows them to bring this technology to the foodservice marketplace like no other manufacturer has or could," said Kenn Vest, president of Microban (Americas).

Hobart Corporation is evaluating the use of Microban antimicrobial product protection in other food machines. Hobart and Microban Products Company are also exploring how antimicrobial product protection may be utilized in other Hobart product lines.

Microban Products Company, the leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, has partnered with a number of other commercial and consumer product companies throughout the world. In the foodservice industry, Microban protection can be found in the Chicopee Chix® wipes and ice machines by Cornelius. Some of the better-known consumer brands and products that contain Microban protection include Farberware® cutting boards, Holmes® humidifiers and Fruit of the Loom® socks. Microban does not protect the user against food-borne bacteria. Good hygiene practices must be maintained.

About Microban Products Company
Microban Products Company is dedicated to developing technology that safely and effectively provides continuous built-in protection for a variety of end products from the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that cause odors, stains and product degradation. For more information, visit

About Hobart Corporation
Hobart Corporation is the world’s premier commercial food equipment and service provider for the foodservice and food retail industries. Hobart manufactures products for refrigeration; warewashing and waste handling; food preparation; baking; cooking; and weighing, wrapping and labeling systems. To learn more about Hobart, visit


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