The definition of Biofilm is a complex structured community of bacteria and other microorganisms that attaches to a surface. The population of a biofilm often undergoes morphological and metabolic changes, enabling microorganisms to survive in an otherwise inhospitable environment.*
* Costerton et al, 1995. Ann Rev. Microbiol. 49: 711-745
Shi and Zhu, 2009. Trends in Food Sci. and Technol. 20: 407-413
After standard cleaning, biofilms can form and potentially contaminate your products with pathogenic microorganisms or spoilage bacteria. Even when a surface appears to be clean, biofilms can be present and require the right solution to keep your products safe.