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.
|Control ethylene levels||
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.
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
|Reduces Decay / Kills Bacteria,
Yeasts, & Molds
Kills Microbial Populations
To Enhance Food Safety
|Disinfects Surfaces (Microbes & Odor)||X|