Compared to current chemical sanitising processes used on these products, ozone stands out in that when used correctly it will not cause damage or change to taint the finished product. It will leave no chemical residue in the process water allowing for easier disposal.
Ozone is approved for use in Australia under food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) Section 1.3.3 allowing it to be used as a processing aid and as an ingredient. It is also permitted as a bleaching agent and as a washing and peeling agent used in the course of food manufacture.
In the USA, it is was granted FDA approval in 1997 as ‘Generally Recognised As Safe’ (GRAS) and later in 2001 was allowed as a food additive in contact with meat and poultry (Title 21 section 173.368).
Using the Oxyzone T4400 CD ozone generator, ozone can be dissolved in water where it becomes a powerful disinfectant. It is able to kill bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi more effectively and safer than traditional chemical methods. As a wash or spray it can be used to sanitise surfaces and equipment used in food processing. Utensils and small equipment can be rinsed in ozonated water to remove chemical and bacterial residue.
Ozonated water can be used in high pressure cleaners to sanitise large surface areas in the processing environment.
The smaller T4200 with its internal pump and controlled by an ozone monitor can provide a sanitising stream of ozone gas directly to the workface on automatic equipment.
Food process businesses face a daily clean down to prevent infections occuring in the following production period. Silver Industrial ozone generators will continue this cleaning process during the time the workrooms are unoccupied. They will reduce or eliminate colonies of bacteria. Please note the picture alonside which shows a simple test that we carried out on a flat surface to demonstrate the effectiveness of ozone on an area that was deliberately infected.
Silver Industrial or Silver Harvest UV Ozone Generators can also provide gaseous ozone for use in storage areas. This will give an effective treatment against airborne and surface organisms. The treatment is very cost effective and will lead to an extended shelf life for the product.
Oxyzone products are designed and manufactured in Australia complying with electrical and safety standards. Our service personnel and our spare parts are also in Australia.
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