The New Brunswick Health Emergency Operations Centre has reached out and asked if any of our critical infrastructure partners might be able to offer any assistance on the following:
The Department of Health is looking for facilities or organizations who sterilize plastics using ethylene oxide gas or gamma rays. We understand that this is sometimes used in food production or even nuclear processes, particularly in situations where heat sterilization is not practical.
Product to be sterilized: 6000 nasopharyngeal plastic collection swabs.
If you know of anyone in your sectors in NB who may be using this technology as part of their food manufacturing or other processes we would like to know.