Safer with Science

Count on a Scientific Clean™

Ecolab Science Certified applies the same scientific expertise to helping prevent the spread of infection at hospitals to the places you go every day.

The Ecolab Science Certified seal is grounded in scientific research and innovation. Every day, Ecolab experts work to develop new ways to keep you safer.


R&D scientists, engineers and technical specialists


cumulative years of innovating at Ecolab


global research centers



Creating Clean Starts in the Lab:

Meet the Scientists Behind the Science

Linda Homan

Sr. Manager Clinical Affairs, Healthcare, RN, BSN, CIC

Linda is responsible for applied clinical research, the development of clinical and educational solutions, and the incorporation of clinical best practices in all healthcare offerings. She is a registered nurse, is board certified in infection control and has been active in the field of infection prevention and control for over 25 years.

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Dr. Andy Cooper

SVP RDE Global Institutional

Dr. Andy Cooper is senior vice president of Research, Development and Engineering for Global Institutional and Specialty groups with Ecolab, serving a wide range of customers including hotels, restaurants, long-term care facilities, schools, commercial buildings, and grocery markets. Andy joined Ecolab in 1998 and has been responsible for diverse innovation and customer support teams across Ecolab’s corporate technology, industrial, healthcare, life sciences and institutional groups. 

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Lisa Robinson

VP Global Food Safety and Public Health

Robinson is a recognized industry expert in food safety and public health protocols and strategies. She leads a global network of divisionally aligned food safety and public health team members and is responsible for the functional leadership of the company’s food safety and public health strategies. She joined Ecolab in 2019 and previously held positions in food safety and quality assurance at Target Corporation, Pepsi Bottling Group, General Mills, Inc. and Schreiber Foods, Inc.

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Dr. Elaine Black

Director, Food Safety and Public Health, Policies and Programs

Dr. Elaine Black is director of Food Safety and Public Health for Ecolab. She is a microbiologist and currently leads food safety and public health program and policy initiatives. In 2020, she worked with the Center for Biocides Chemistry to develop a list of COVID-19 disinfectant products that would later become the basis for EPA’s List N – products expected to kill SARS-CoV-2.

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Mandy Sedlak

Senior Manager Public Health & Food Safety, EcoSure

Mandy is the Food Safety and Public Health Manager for EcoSure, an Ecolab Division, responsible for Health Department response, foodborne illness response and food code interpretation, and providing education and recommendations to help customers adopt best practices and mitigate risks in the day-to-day operations.

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Sima Hussein

Director Food Safety, Food Retail

Sima Hussein is a food safety professional, trained in food science, food safety and microbiology. Sima joined Ecolab in 2013 and has been leading the training and customer standards (audit services) programs for the last 3 years. Her responsibilities encompass training and managing the audit services growth, quality and data analytics for the over 340,000 audits conducted annually by the Food Retail Services division.

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The Ecolab Difference

The Ecolab Science Certified program is backed by deep scientific expertise that goes beyond products. The program includes:

One of the broadest product portfolios proven to kill established and emerging pathogens, including solutions like hospital disinfectants and food-contact sanitizers, offered as part of a suite of science-based products and practices.

A requirement that employees are trained on current public health and food safety cleaning and disinfecting practices and procedures.

Ecolab’s Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer is proven to kill key viruses in just 15 seconds.


Protocols created to support a higher level of cleanliness informed by Health Canada and developed by our team of food safety and public health experts backed by decades of expertise helping keep hospitals, restaurants and hotels clean.

An independent audit by an Ecolab food safety and public health specialist to verify practices and products are being used correctly and additional support and training to resolve any gaps.

A dedicated seal that gives you confidence that your choice is backed by Ecolab science.