The Chicken & Rice Guys are First Food Trucks in the Nation with Germ-Killing VioSafe™ Lights
Boston, MA and Troy, NY (October 2, 2017) – The Chicken & Rice Guys are shining a light on the issue of food safety – literally. The Boston-based restaurant group has teamed up with health care solutions company Vital Vio to incorporate VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology into their food trucks.
Vital Vio’s technology multi-tasks to safely, effectively, and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms on interior surfaces, while also illuminating the space. The Chicken & Rice Guys are the first in the nation to incorporate Vital Vio’s innovative layer of protection against surface contamination into their fleet of food trucks. To date, the VioSafe™ lights have primarily been used in health care, athletics and pharmaceuticals settings, and recently introduced into emergency service vehicles.
“We promised our fans that we’d use our experiences these last few months to help lead the whole industry above and beyond traditional food safety practices. To do so, we sought out the latest innovations in food safety technology, discovering Vital Vio along the way. Vital Vio’s VioSafe lights will not replace regular food safety procedures, but add an extra layer of protection against surface contamination,” said Ian So, CEO and Co-Founder of Chicken & Rice Guys today as the Food Trucks returned to Boston-area streets after a 5 month hiatus.
“Germs can be a pervasive and challenging threat, particularly when food is involved. The Chicken & Rice Guys know all too well that preventing infection and contamination caused by the spread of bacteria and other harmful organisms is a constant battle,” said Vital Vio CEO and co-founder Colleen Costello. “By seeking us out and making the switch to VioSafe™ technology in their food trucks, Ian and the Chicken & Rice Guys team have clearly demonstrated their commitment to adding important new layers of disinfecting protection for their customers and staff.”
So and his team switched out interior overhead lights in the food prep and storage sections of their trucks, for Vital Vio’s VioSafe™ T8 Replacement Tube Antibacterial lights. The VioSafeTM T8 Replacement Tube is designed to serve as a direct replacement for existing tubes in T8 fluorescent troffers while making use of the existing ballast for easy installation.
How VioSafe™Antibacterial Lights work:
Interior lights incorporating VioSafe™ technology multi-task to provide both illumination and disinfection, and act in concert with traditional intermittent cleaning to kill bacteria – including E Coli – and other harmful organisms. Vital Vio’s proprietary technology uses a precisely tuned broadband spectrum of visible light, designed to target molecules that are only in germs and not in humans or animals. Unlike in the use of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems where human exposure is restricted, VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology is suitable for continuous human (and household pet) exposure. Research has shown that Vital Vio’s VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology continuously reduces bacteria on high touch surfaces in interior environments, including testing done in a medical trauma room.
About The Chicken & Rice Guys
The Chicken & Rice Guys are a Boston-based food truck and restaurant company founded by four friends in 2012. The company, ranked by Boston Business Journal as the 11th fastest growing, private company in
Massachusetts, serves Halal-style, Middle-Eastern street food from their fleet of four food trucks as well as four brick + mortar restaurants. Customers voted Chicken & Rice Guys as top Boston A-List food truck in
2013, 2014, and 2016.
About Vital Vio
Vital Vio is a health care solutions company that has reinvented disinfection, providing facilities managers and home-owners new tools to continuously kill germs indoors with the flip of a light switch. The company’s VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology is suitable for continuous human exposure. Used in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces, Vital Vio’s technology multi-tasks to safely, effectively, and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms on indoor surfaces, while also illuminating the room. Vital Vio has been awarded several U.S. Patents for its innovative technologies and products, with numerous more patents pending. Research has shown that the company’s LED’s and other product offerings dramatically reduce contamination and infection risk for its customers. More information at vitalvio.com