'Microban' washing-up liquid, Europe, 1999

Made:
1999 in Europe
maker:
J Sainsbury plc

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"Microban" washing up liquid containing antibacterial agent. Produced for Sainsbury's supermarkets as part of a wide range of products.

Sainsbury’s introduced a range of household products containing Microban® in 1997. Microban, made by Microban International, is an antibacterial agent proven to kill 99.9 per cent of household bacteria, including the bacteria that cause food-poisoning. The products were introduced at a time of growing public concern over food hygiene. The antibacterial agent has also been used in shampoos and medical equipment.

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Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
2000-300
type:
washing-up liquid
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
J Sainsbury plc

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