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United Airlines to use Zoono Anti-Bacterial Products on Aircraft

United Airlines to use Zoono Anti-Bacterial Products on Aircraft
17 September 2020
 

A sanitiser company which recently had to withdraw its 30-day germ protection claims in the UK is to be used by United Airlines.

In August it was reported that Zoono’s Z-71 sanitiser, also used by Transport for London and Govia Thameslink, was being retested for its claim that it can protect surfaces against germs for 30 days.

Zoono’s antibacterial “Microbe Shield” product will be added to the United Airlines’ safety and cleaning procedures as part of increased COVID-19  hygiene measures.

Shares in Zoono rose another 8 per cent this morning (Thursday 17 September), and the company is up over 2600 per cent over one year.

 

“United plan to have it in 400 of their aircraft and every 7 days. [It’s] good business for us and long term business. We’ve got other airlines interested in the technology in Europe to Asia and the Middle East.”

–Paul Hyslop

CEO, Zoono

 

Other Airlines Interested

 

Business publication Stockhead spoke with Zoono’s CEO Paul Hyslop, who commented:

“Certainly we were pleased we got United on board with really a combination of our product and the unique fog in system that dispenses the product.

“United plan to have it in 400 of their aircraft and every 7 days. [It’s] good business for us and long term business. We’ve got other airlines interested in the technology in Europe to Asia and the Middle East.”

 

 UK Testing Protocol for 30 Day Germ Protection Requested 

 

Zoono’s sanitiser is compliant for use in the UK under the European Standard (EN) testing regime, however, there is no 30-day standard to uphold the business’ claim. This led to the claim being withdrawn.

Zoono was also previously asked by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)  to remove claims of 99.9 per cent efficacy against coronavirus from its website.

Chief Executive for Zoono UK Paul Hyslop told The Telegraph at the time: “We are going to stop making the claims so we are 100 per cent compliant until we can have a meeting with the appropriate people in the UK where we can present our case. I would like them to give me a testing protocol and if we pass it then we can make the claim.” 

Referring to the 30-day claim, Zoono’s website currently states:

“We have internal global laboratory test data and evidence to show that Zoono can help protect surfaces for up to 30 days and skin for up to 24 hours. We are now working with UK Trading Standards to supply full evidence of our efficacy and longevity.”

ThisWeekinFM has reached out to Zoono’s for comment and an update on the UK testing protocol.

Picture: A photograph of the interior of a commercial aircraft 

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 17 September 2020

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