Maintaining a high degree of hygiene, by eliminating harmful bacteria and other organisms, is essential for safeguarding our ready, plentiful and affordable supply of food. Food safety is critical to the health and well-being of people everywhere. The top causes of foodborne illness outbreaks can be reduced through effective cleaning and sanitizing. Modern microbial control technology is used to produce the disinfectants and sanitizers that help the food processing chain remain safe and clean. Microbial control products safely and effectively help protect animal and food production facilities against viruses that can be deadly to animals. Hygiene solutions help prevent disease outbreaks by targeting harmful pathogens before they spread. Sanitizing irrigation water used on crops and cleaning food containers and packaging are also among the important application areas for microbial control in the food production process. It means that more food reaches the consumer and shelf life is prolonged, thus reducing wastage and keeping down prices.