Eliminate spread of stem-end rot, control ethylene, and extend storage life

Avocados are ethylene sensitive and are susceptible to a host of post harvest diseases with stem-end rot and anthracnose being cited as the most important. These natural characteristics put them at risk for over ripening as well as decay while in storage. With Ozone International Cold Storage, packers and processors are able to extend product life and marketability by maintaining freshness and fruit firmness as well as decrease decay-related losses naturally. Ozone can be used as a complementary measure with various post-harvest techniques.

Key Benefits
Control ethylene levels
  • Control ethylene to below 10ppb levels
  • Maintain fruit pressure
Reduce decay
  • Kill surface and airborne microorganisms, aerobic bacteria, yeast, and mold
  • Shut down sporulation
  • USDA and FDA approved
  • Certified organic
Additional Benefits
  • Reduce sanitization expense by continuously killing surface microorganisms
  • Increase storage and shelf life
  • Ideal for organic
  • Web-based monitoring and reporting
  • Reliable, safe, and easy to maintain equipment
  • World-class service and support
Science Based Solutions

Ozone International's patented science-based cold storage solution generates ozone from the oxygen in the air onsite and delivers defined, low-dose specific concentrations of gaseous ozone into the atmosphere, for use as a powerful but safe disinfectant. The solution kills airborne and surface microorganisms and effectively controls mold. After killing decay-causing microorganisms, ozone immediately reverts to pure oxygen, leaving no residue and maintaining product taste, color, texture, and smell characteristics in its natural state.

Optimum Safety and Efficacy

Ozone International's unique closed-loop concentration control and remote monitoring capabilities provide optimum safety and efficacy. Its measurement sensors and on-board computer maintains ozone concentrations to within +/- 10 ppb of a desired set point. The solution includes fail-safe ambient air sensors, which constantly ensure work areas maintain ozone concentrations well within OSHA standards. Its remote monitoring service constantly tracks system performance and provides detailed reports and
automated alerts.

Compare the Value
PROPERTY Ozone International CA
Reduces Decay / Kills Bacteria,
Yeasts, & Molds
Controls Ripening X X
Kills Microbial Populations
To Enhance Food Safety
Disinfects Surfaces (Microbes & Odor) X  
Example System