Supermarket Carrefour uses ultraviolet radiation to disinfect products from Coronavirus

Performed: Carrefour

Country: Brazil

In June 2020, the supermarket chain Carrefour installed in one of its stores in Osasco, in the state of São Paulo, an ultraviolet light machine to sanitize the products purchased by customers.

It works like this: after they are packaged in the checkout, the purchases are placed in the supermarket cart that enter the machine, one at a time. A door closes to protect people and the machine emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which, according to the company, is able to eliminate viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms from the surfaces of products.