Ecolab 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.

The awards was present to Ecolab at IFT’s annual expo in Chicago held this week. The award honors outstanding innovation in products, ingredients, applications, instruments, equipment, technology and services.

“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.

According to Ecolab,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.