Friedr. Dick use trendsetting technology for highest hygiene and the strived-for EU standards. The knives are equipped with an antibacterial active ingredient in the knife handle.
As opposed to germ-killing chemical substances (e.g. triclosan), this active ingredient works in a natural way. Precious metals provide safe protection and only work where desired; they are food-safe. This effective prophylaxis guarantees additional safety in the production chain and at the place of work.
The antibacterial active ingredient in the handle material offers additional hygienic protection and prevents cross-contamination and re-infection via the hand. This inhibits bacteria or their breeding on the knife handle, thus leading to the bacterial cultures dying off. The permanent, durable protection is integrated in the knife handle during production.
SaniGrip has been tested and certified by NSF and FDA. Also the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB tested and confirmed the antibacterial effectiveness.
On no account does the antibacterial replace cleaning, but it can support the user in complying with hygiene regulations by means of a reliable, constant and integrated protection against bacterial contamination; DICK thus offer a further component for your safety when dealing with food stuffs.
Only knives and tools with plastic handles may be used for meat processing. DICK want to contribute to this by ensuring that only tools which allow perfect hygienic cleaning are used. Soft plastic handles bear the risk of abrasion; fine particles could thus contaminate the foodstuffs. The plastic with antibacterial active ingredient used by DICK for the SaniGrip series ensures that there is no surface abrasion. The specially selected manufacturing method prevents gaps opening up between the blade and the handle. The possibility of tiny food residues and bacteria penetrating between the blade and the handle is thus excluded.
The SaniGrip series has been awarded the American NSF quality seal. The SaniGrip series is available in various blade shapes and lengths from specialist retailers.