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A dry step in the right direction in processing facility footwear sanitization

July 27, 2018   by Food in Canada staff

Food Safety

GOLDEN, Colorado—Meritech, an industry leader in employee hygiene automation solutions, has introduced its Sole Clean Dry Step, a fully-automated footwear sanitizing system for dry and semi-dry production facilities.

Integrated with Meritech’s CleanTech fully-automated handwashing systems, the Sole Clean Dry Step sanitizes any style of footwear in just 12-seconds.

This new footwear hygiene technology features the automated application of a proprietary alcohol-quat chemical blend which sanitizes and then evaporates quickly post application to reduce moisture accumulation around the system.

Designed to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination from footwear, when the Sole Clean Dry Step is combined with Meritech’s automated hand hygiene system, it provides a full employee hygiene protocol that is cGMP and compliant with all food safety standards and regulations.


Meritech’s CleanTech 2000 or 4000 automated hand hygiene systems can be integrated with the Sole Clean Dry Step system so that each 12-second fully-automated hand wash also guarantees the elimination of pathogens on the soles of any type of footwear. The Sole Clean Dry Step automatically recharges at intervals dependent on usage will reduce pathogens and cross contamination risks at production, visitor, delivery, and main entrances.

“Many times, our customers have asked for a footwear sanitizing solution that does not introduce excess moisture into their production environments,” states Meritech president Michele Colbert. “We now have the perfect option for dry and semi-dry production facilities as our Sole Clean Dry Step can be employed as a high quality footwear sanitizing option with either our CleanTech 2000S or 4000S model.”

All of Meritech’s footwear hygiene products are fully-automated, safe to use, and easy to clean and maintain. Like all Meritech products, the equipment is manufactured in Golden, Colorado and is backed by an industry leading five-year warranty.

The Sole Clean Dry Step uses D2 EPA registered sanitizer for fast evaporation and can accommodate any style of footwear. This solution is ideal for use in food production and other dry environments where sanitizing boots or other footwear is equally important as proper hand hygiene, but a “dry” sanitizing system is required.

About Meritech
Meritech offers a complete line of NSF-certified, fully-automated handwashing, boot scrubbing, and footwear hygiene equipment that provides the only technology-based approach to employee hygiene in the world. Meritech helps companies with their employee hygiene, bioburden control, and infection prevention programs in a wide variety of markets, including food production, pharmaceutical cleanroom, food service and retail, theme parks, and cruise lines. For more information, visit or call 800-932-7707.


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